Prabhjot Singh, 19 Arrested When His Free Cheesecake Slice Queue Was To Long


A man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday, at an Arlington, Va. Cheesecake Factory.

According to Arlington County Police, a large crowd had gathered at the restaurant, for a cheesecake giveaway promotion.
The restaurant chain, celebrating its 40th birthday, had promised customers a free slice of cheesecake if they placed their orders online.

By 12:30 p.m., the promotion had apparently created chaos inside the Cheesecake Factory restaurant on Clarendon Boulevard.

Officers were dispatched to the restaurant for a reported fight in progress. When officers arrived, they did not find a fight, but, they did find a large crowd related to the promotion. According to a crime report, officers worked to de-escalate “tension related to the wait time.”

Police allege, Prabhjot Singh, 19, was disorderly, and was upset at the size of the queue and was demanding his free slice of cheesecake.  The restaurant requested that he leave. Singh refused to leave, highlighting why others were getting free cheesecake when he had been in the store longer. Singh refused to comply with officers commands, and resisted arrested.

After a brief struggle, police said the Burke, Va. man was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a Virginia Uniform Summons.


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