Gary Collins Arrested for Felony Dine and Dash!

January 5, 2011

Hungry anyone? I’m pretty sure that this actor has maybe lost his appetite. Gary Collins has reportedly been arrested for a felony dine and dash! Find out more sour details and see photos and a video right here!

Gary Collins

The 72-year old former TV host and actor landed himself behind bars, according to reports. I guess that is what’s on the menu…at least for Gary Collins! Be sure to check out pictures and videos below!

Talk about leaving a bad taste in your mouth! Collins was reportedly arrested after dining and dashing on a restaurant bill in Biloxi, Mississippi. After satisfying his appetite, and walking out of the establishment without paying his dues, the amount owed for his goods totaled a flavorful $59.35. It is said that even staff from the eatery made an attempt at collecting the money, following Gary outside into the parking lot, where eventually, they were forced to call the police. This is one big no no. His dine and dash is now costing him more than a pretty penny because in the state of Mississippi it is a felony for refusing to pay anything over $25. Now that’s completely tasteless!

On behalf of Biloxi law enforcement, read the following statement regarding Collins arrest:

“On 04 Jan 2011, Biloxi Police arrested television personality Gary Collins of Beverly Hills, CA, and charged him with defrauding an innkeeper. Mr. Collins allegedly ordered food at Jazzeppi’s Restaurant on Porter Ave., and left without paying his bill of $59.35. Refusing to pay a restaurant bill of more than $25.00 is a felony according to MS law. According to employees at Jazzeppi’s, they reminded Mr. Collins as he left the restaurant that he needed to pay his bill. They followed him into the parking lot but he refused to stop. He was incarcerated at Harrison County Jail with a bond of $5,000 bond per Judge Fountain.”

However, in a recent update with TMZ, this whole sticky situation could just be one big misunderstanding. Jazzeppi’s co-owner, Sharon Mattina, may be in the process of getting the charges dropped against the former TV host and actor.

At the moment, there are no further details regarding an upcoming court date. This isn’t the first time Gary has had a run in with the law. In the past, he has previously been taken into custody for charges including DUI and the latest…a hit-and-run incident last October.

One burning question for you. Why didn’t Gary Collins pay his bill? Instead, he paid a higher price and was arrested for a felony dine and dash! Tell us what you think in the comment box. Also, be sure to check out pictures and a video below!

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(click on each of the photos to enlarge)

Photos: Bennett/Nikki Nelson/Adriana M. Barraza/Rachel Worth

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3 Responses to “Gary Collins Arrested for Felony Dine and Dash!”

  1. 1
    Stacy Says:

    Wow he fell far from glory!

  2. 2
    Rachelle Says:

    He turned out to be quite the winner, ugh!

  3. 3
    Miriam Says:

    He should get busted for letting his teeth turn out that yellowish