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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Madsen Walks Out On $30 Bar Bill


Jul. 16 2010, Published 8:08 a.m. ET

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Quentin Tarantino’s favorite tough guy Michael Madsen has hit the headlines with his boozing over recent months, and has exclusive details on his downward spiral from a high-spending Hollywood hotshot.

The 52-year-old Reservoir Dogs star was enjoying a lunchtime meal and drinks at a Mexican restaurant in Santa Monica, California with a pal on Thursday, when the pair walked out of the restaurant and abandoned their $30 bar tab on the table.

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“They grabbed a handful of mints and drove off in a small Toyota,” an eyewitness told “Everyone assumed they’d at least be driving a Mercedes!”

The cost of being caught for not paying such a small tab outweighs the price of their chicken and bean burrito, enchilada and two glasses of Pino Grigio, and even the staff thought he’d made an honest mistake.

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“I’m sure he spaced out and didn’t mean to walk out on his check,” said a source at the restaurant.

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But has learned that this isn’t the first time Madsen has tried to get away with not footing a bill.

The Kill Bill star contacted a business whose services he needed, and explained he couldn’t afford it but he would pay in BBQ sauce and his poetry!

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Madsen’s bizarre boozing antics hit the headlines of the British press in May when he was rushed to hospital in England after a nine-day drinking bender which included two bottles of wine for breakfast, reported The Sun newspaper.



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