IHOP waiter arrested, accused of giving away $3K in free drinks

IHOP Waiter Arrested, Accused of Giving Away $3K in Free Drinks
IHOP Waiter Arrested, Accused of Giving Away $3K in Free Drinks

A New York IHOP employee was arrested for giving customers free drinks.

Prosecutors allege William Powell, who worked as a waiter at a Brooklyn IHOP, gave away more than $3,000 in free soft drinks to customers, according to the New York Daily News.

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The owner of the location discovered the discrepancy after realizing drink orders made up as much as 20 percent of receipts logged by Powell's co-workers.

On the other hand, drinks were only 6 percent on Powell's.

He apparently sees himself as something of a modern-day Robin Hood.

Powell told the New York Post: "I am not stealing; I am serving the ones in need. ... You'd be surprised how many people are on a really tight budget in Brooklyn."

Authorities charged Powell with possession of stolen property and felony grand larceny.

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