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Oregon Couple Tries to Tip Waitress With Crystal Meth

Couple Busted For Tipping Waitress With Meth

After eating dinner together at a local restaurant in Oregon Thursday, a couple decided to leave their waitress a rather unusual tip.

"A beach trip to the north coast sends one couple to jail after police say they left their waitress meth for her tip!"

Yes, it wasn't a $100 bill or a nice note or more than 20%. It was meth.

Police busted 40-year-old Ryan Benson and 37-year-old Erica Manley at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse Thursday night after they reportedly enjoyed dinner and drinks.

According KGW-TV, the couple paid their bill with a gift card, but apparently wanted to leave a little something extra for their waitress in an envelope marked with a question mark.

When the waitress opened it and found crystal meth inside, she wasn't too appreciative and immediately called 911.

The Twisted Fish's manager told The Oregonian, "She was like 'Whoa -- what the ...?' We're not a little dive bar or hole in the wall. We're a classy place."

When officers arrived at the steakhouse, they confirmed the substance in the envelope was, in fact, meth and placed both Benson and Manley under arrest.

And when officers later searched the couple's car and motel room, they found - you guessed it - even more meth and items used to make the drug as well.

Benson and Manley were booked on possession of methamphetamine and manufacture of methamphetamine. They are currently behind bars awaiting arraignment.

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gajadasu January 08 2014 at 12:33 PM

Dumb, dumb, dumb!!

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cdjcn January 08 2014 at 11:20 AM

Love the chest Tat.

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jlaka272 January 08 2014 at 11:22 AM

Reminds me about a guy that got arrested for possession of meth. Another guy came down to bail him out, with the street value of meth to pay his bond, got tossed in jail. Then the next day, ANOTHER m0r0n tried to bail those 2 out the same way. *palm to face*

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paintcharmer January 08 2014 at 11:22 AM

There is alway's someone dummer than someone you thought was really dumb. They were trying to get another customer who they thought would be this waitress. Do the crime , do the time.

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John January 08 2014 at 2:05 PM

Methamphetamine use in my area has made me truly believe in the potential for this "zombie apocalypse" that I hear some joke about and some talk about seriously. Brainless, toothless corpses walking around everywhere, completely void of morals and standards. I am a 50yo liberal, I am even for the legalization of marijuana but THIS ...after witnessing what this does to people, it disgusts me beyond words. I do hope the couple gets appropriate repercussions. I have YET to meet a reformed user of meth.

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cjgrant34grant John January 08 2014 at 2:28 PM

I know quite a few reformed users. Some people genuinely don't want to stop.

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rkieri1604 January 08 2014 at 2:00 PM

So, do stupid people use meth, or do normal people get stupid by using meth?

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Jennifer T. rkieri1604 January 08 2014 at 2:06 PM

Probably a bit of both.

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Salome rkieri1604 January 08 2014 at 2:39 PM

The so called "normal people" are stupid to start, because if they are not stupid they wouldn't
try it at all,

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RVFLSLVB January 08 2014 at 11:29 AM

Hahahahaha Now I've read it all!

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heidi January 08 2014 at 12:27 PM

Seriously? They paid with a gift card, not a credit card. How did they know who the couple were? I have been a server for years, you cant trace anyone with a gift card....something is fishy...

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pacrowderholyoke January 08 2014 at 11:34 AM

Darwinism at its finest....

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Jim January 08 2014 at 11:16 AM

No good deed goes unpunished.

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