Wichita Students Skip Out On $213 IHOP Tab
Associated Press - Fri 07:31 AM 08/17/2012
An apparent prank by some Wichita high school students has a restaurant owner apologizing for the resulting negative publicity.
About 100 Wichita North High School seniors descended on an IHOP around 5 a.m. Tuesday, following a traditional campout at the school.
A police report shows that 22 of the students left without paying their bills. Wichita North principal Sherman Padgett calls that a "boneheaded" act and says arrangements are being made for the seniors to pay the $213 tab plus a 20 percent tip.
The IHOP's owner, Ali Issa, says he's embarrassed about the situation and never meant to make the school look bad. I
ssa says he wants to assure everyone, including the students, that they're welcome back at the restaurant.
--- Associated Press Information from: KWCH-TV