Florida Woman Opts to Go to Jail Over $7.45 Bill

A woman decided to go to jail rather than pay her bill at a Fort Pierce Waffle House restaurant. The total she went to jail over: $7.45.

Maryanne O'Neill, 66, ordered coffee and a sandwich at a Waffle House restaurant on Saturday but refused to pay the bill, according to a police report.

An officer asked her to pay or go to jail and she refused, the report said.

She was released Monday from the St. Lucie County Jail, a jail official said. She was charged with obtaining food or lodging with intent to defraud, a second degree misdemeanor. If convicted of a second degree misdemeanor she could face up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.