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Meat vendor snatches diners' steaks

Published 10/04/2010 | 08:17

A meat vendor reposessed the steaks right off diners' plates as a solution to unpaid bills
A meat vendor reposessed the steaks right off diners' plates as a solution to unpaid bills

A German meat supplier has found a novel solution to unpaid bills: repossessing the steaks right off diners' plates.

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Police in Aachen said a dispute over money ended with the man grabbing his wares off the plates of some 20 bemused guests at a restaurant in the western city.

A furious argument erupted in the kitchen after the man made his daily delivery but was told the restaurant didn't immediately have the 400 euros ($535) in cash to pay his bill.

The vendor then took back the meat he'd delivered - including steaks already being cooked or marinated. That still didn't cover the bill, so he continued collecting meat in the dining room.

Police arrived at the scene after he left but said they believed no offence was committed.

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