Bartenders urged not to serve ‘whisky thief’ in illustrated warning

Bartenders were told not to serve a “whisky thief” with a “distinctive red scar on his neck” whose likeness was depicted in an illustrated warning

Screenshot of the warning shown
The alleged crook was apparently “stormed to the door”

An alleged “whisky thief” is said to be at large in Brighton and Hove and a pub worker has tried to warn others with a hand-drawn note.

The suspect has reportedly recently paid a visit to Hove Place, a bistro-pub in Hove, but will not be welcomed back anytime soon as he allegedly “tapped his menu and stormed the door”.

Not wanting the wily suitor to get away with it, one bartender wrote a note urging others not to serve him and shared it with the members of a local bartenders Facebook group.

In his post, the disgruntled employee described the alleged thief as having “dark gray hair, stubble, a gray t-shirt” and a “distinctive red scar on his neck.”

He’s also put together an accompanying illustration that makes the alleged crook look more like an “onion,” as some say.

The thief is said to have “dark gray hair, stubble, gray t-shirt.”



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Sharing a screenshot of the message on Reddit, an amused user – who goes by the username u/Dimitao – had a lot of fun with PhotoShop editing the suspect’s likeness into a police lineup and of course a bar scene.

Other Reddit users have shared their own thoughts on who exactly the mystery man might be, with one woman joking it was the “spitting description” of her husband, who also drinks near Hove.

Another wisely advised: “Never trust a half sucked lozenge you find under the couch.”

The Mirror has reached out to Hove Place for comment.

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