updated 10/30/2008 6:36:08 PM ET 2008-10-30T22:36:08

Being a cheapskate could get you in trouble with the law.

Fulton County authorities arrested 40-year-old Dan Linscomb of Texas City, Texas, last week after he was accused of paying his tab at the all-you-can-eat Iron Skillet buffet in northwest Atlanta. Officials say Linscomb ate at the buffet and let his girlfriend eat from his plate.

The restaurant charged him for two $7 meals, which he refused to pay. Linscomb was taken to the Fulton County Jail on a charge of theft of service. Fulton County Sheriff's Sgt. Nikita Hightower said Linscomb was released two days later after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.

Linscomb could not be reached for comment. Restaurant officials declined comment.

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