A 76-year-old millionaire allegedly broke a waiter’s finger in an exclusive restaurant because he brought him the bill.
John Castle was with his wife Marianne at Club-Colette, a private dining club in Palm Beach, Florida, when Paul Kucik, 57, gave him the bill – after he claims Mrs Castle had asked him to, reports the Huffington Post.
Club members are allowed to charge bills to their accounts without having it delivered to their tables, and a bill should not be brought to the table unless it is requested by the host.
The waiter told the police that Mr Castle became so enraged that he yelled ‘You schmuck, why did you bring the bill to the table?”, says the report.
Mr Castle, who heads a private equity firm, is alleged to have become so angry that he then grabbed the hand of Mr Kucik and twisted his finger until it broke.
He allegedly began ‘squeezing and twisting’ his fingers ‘and only stopped when Mr Kucik freed himself from the tight grip, according to a police report.
Kucik said he later began to experience ‘excruciating pain’ in his fingers and later went to the doctor who x-rayed his hand.
The results apparently showed that his left ring finger had been broken during the incident on Sunday night.
Castle, is the chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, a private equity firm, his riches have allowed him to purchase the the Kennedy family’s Palm Beach compound in 1995.
However, Mr Kucik claims that Mrs Castle had requested that he bring her their dinner bill and give it to her husband., reports the Post.
Palm Beach police have said they are investigating the incident but no charges have been made. Mr Castle has declined to comment.
Mr Kucik told police that he immediately told his employer about the alleged assault, but no action was taken, says the report.