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21-year-old Missouri tourist Matthew Santellano was at Tootsie’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville Saturday night when security observed him taking drinks from the bar, which were freshly prepared for other patrons. As they were preparing to escort him out, he was asked to close out his tab, which totaled $188.99. Santellano provided two different forms of payment, each of which was declined. He then became threatening toward security and attempted to push his way past them to flee the bar. He was detained and held for Metro Nashville Police.
Matthew Quinn Santellano of Huntleigh Ct in St Charles, MO, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 8th, charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and theft. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.