Man suspected of skipping out on bar tabs is arrested

UPDATE: August 1, 2013: Saul Zelaznog was arrested on a probation violation today, August 1, 2013. He is currently booked at the Washoe County Jail. No court date has been set at this time.


Reno, NV (KRNV & -- Reno Police as well as local business owners are looking for a man who has allegedly skipped out on multiple bar and restaurant tabs in downtown Reno.

Lieutenant Amy Newman with the Reno Police Department says, employees at The Brewer's Cabinet filed a police report on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 after Saul Zelaznog skipped out on his tab.

After filing the police report, a co-owner of Brewer's Cabinet posted a picture, that an employee managed to take of Zelaznog, on Facebook with a message warning other local businesses about his habit of dining and dashing.

Other restaurants and bars including, Imperial, Campo and Chapel Tavern confirmed they had the same problem with Zelaznog.

Nick Meyer, a manager at Campo says, "Ya know, it's really unfortunate that we put faith in people and they don't always pull through and it makes it harder for us to trust everyone else."

Sean Stitt, a bartender at Chapel Tavern says unfortunately this isn't uncommon, "It's something you have to deal with, there are certain ways we take precautions for it, however sometimes people are clever and they get away with it."

Bartenders say once the bill comes Zelaznog claims he doesn't have his wallet and then eventually skips out on his bill.

Meyer says, "People who are trying to stick it to the man or whatever their trying to do, their hurting everyone by leaving without paying."

Chris Kahl, a co-owner of Brewer's Cabinet says he just wanted to help out other local businesses before more tabs go unpaid.

If you have any information about Zelaznog you can call Reno Police at 775-334-2121