As patrons dined at Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Baldwin Park, a couple on the outside patio caught their attention.
Jeremie Calo and Tiffany Barganier were fully enthralled in the throws of passion on the restaurant’s patio table, in full view of families with children.
Alarmed patrons soon alerted the manager and staff of the shenanigans.
When a manager told them to stop, the man answered, “She can’t get up at this moment”.
“Compose yourself,” the manager, Tom Murphy, told the couple. “Pay your tab or I’ll call police.”
When the tab came, Calo simply signed his tab, “NO”.
Details about the couple’s $101 bill included three shots each of Patrón tequila. Paddy Murphy’s is known for its Irish fare, including a bangers and mash entrée for $8.99.
When the Murphy went inside to call 911, he later told police that he saw Calo and date Tiffany Barganier leaving the restaurant with two glasses and without paying, the report states.
“Murphy and employee John Mulvey confronted Calo outside of the business and told him to sit down and wait,” the report states. “Calo stated, “(expletive)” and pushed Murphy in an attempt to leave the area.”
In an interview today, Murphy said he thinks what happened was blown out of proportion. When a server complained of the couple’s amorous behavior, Murphy said he went outside and thought they were just making out at first.
“It was inappropriate but I don’t know if they were having sex or not,” Murphy said. “This is a family restaurant and we never have problems here.”
When the couple tried to leave, the barmen held down Calo to prevent him from fleeing until police arrived, the report states. Murphy declined to prosecute for being shoved but told police he wanted Calo arrested for not paying. Calo and Barganier, both 32, were issued trespass warnings and told not to return to Paddy Murphy’s for one year, the report states.
Police charged Calo with resisting a merchant and defrauding an innkeeper for less than $300. He was booked into the Orange County Jail and later released on $600 bail. Calo not be reached immediately for comment.
What a night!
I’m quite sure Calo will remember this girlfriend for life!