BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - TV personality Gary Collins was arrested in Biloxi Tuesday after employees at Jazzeppi's Restaurant said he left without paying his bill.
Collins is charged with defrauding an innkeeper. Biloxi Police say he refused to pay his bill of $59.35. Anything more than $25 is a felony in Mississippi.
Employees at the restaurant told police they reminded Collins about the bill as he left the restaurant. They said they even followed him to the parking lot, but he refused to stop.
WLOX's Steve Phillips caught up with Collins Wednesday morning as he left the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Collins didn't want to comment on the charge against him, but was polite as he got into a car with local plates, driven by a woman. Collins' bond was $5,000.
It wasn't too long ago Collins had to pay a $500 fine for leaving the scene of an accident in Jackson. In November, he rear-ended a car at a stoplight, and police say he left the scene before authorities arrived.
Copyright 2011 WLOX. All rights reserved.
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street