Cops: After skipping bill, man caught with revoked license

An 80-year-old Central Islip man was caught driving with a revoked license after he and another man skipped out on a bill at a Southold restaurant last Tuesday, Southold Town police said. 

John Rizzo and 47-year-old Harry Renck of Ridge were eating and drinking at the business on Route 48, but left when the bill came about 6 p.m., according to a police report.

The owner of the restaurant called police, and cops found Mr. Rizzo on Route 48 soon after, police said. A check with the DMV revealed that Mr. Rizzo’s license was revoked and he was arrested.

Both men were brought back to the bar, where they were identified by the owner as the guys who left the bill, according to the report.

Mr. Rizzo was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, while Mr. Renck faces a theft of service charge, police said. Mr. Rizzo was released on $50 bail, while Mr. Renck was released on $150 bail, police said.

Southold Town police