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Robin the Till

William Powell, 27, noticed that some of his customers at a Brooklyn, N.Y., IHOP restaurant hesitated to spend money on drinks, so he gave them to them for free. “I am serving the ones in need,” he said. “I take from the rich and give to the poor.” In this case “the rich” was Arkell Cox, who owns that IHOP. Cox noticed that Powell did only 6 percent of his sales in drinks, instead of the usual 17 to 20 percent. “Me and the owner weren’t seeing eye-to-eye,” Powell said. Prosecutors said Powell had given away $3,000 worth of his boss’s beverages, which adds up to grand larceny. For his part, the self-styled “modern-day Robin Hood” is afraid no one will let him be a waiter again. (AC/New York Daily News) ...I don’t recall the original Robin getting a job as game warden.
Original Publication Date: 27 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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