Woman tells police Jesus would pay Myrtle Beach seafood buffet bill

April Lee Yates

April Lee Yates

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A woman who was asked to leave a seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach told police Jesus would pay her bill, according to a police report obtained by WMBF.

Police responded to Bennett’s Calabash Seafood Buffet Restaurant at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday in reference to a patron unwilling to pay her bill.

The restaurant manager told police that April Lee Yates, 51, came to the restaurant four hours earlier to eat dinner. Yates allegedly caused a disturbance with other patrons and management asked her to pay her bill and leave.

Yates refused to pay and told police she did not have any money. She said she planned to have someone else pay her bill. When an officer asked her who was paying, she replied, “Jesus.”

Yates was placed under arrest for defrauding a restaurant and confined in the Myrtle Beach Jail.

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