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TV Host Gary Collins Arrested for Skipping Out on $59 Restaurant Bill

Gary Collins is the former host of Miss America.

Gary Collins is the former host of Miss America.  (AP)

Police say they arrested former TV host and actor Gary Collins and charged him with a felony for allegedly leaving a restaurant without paying his $59.35 tab.

Rodney McGilvary, assistant chief of the Biloxi police department, confirmed that Collins was arrested Tuesday. He said Collins was being held early Wednesday on a $5,000 bond in a detention center in Gulfport.

McGilvary says he isn't sure if Collins has a lawyer.

In November, Collins was charged with a misdemeanor for leaving the scene of a minor auto accident in Jackson. He was fined $500. The attorney who represented him in that case didn't immediately respond Wednesday to a message left by The Associated Press.

Collins is married to Mary Anne Mobley, a former Miss America from Mississippi.