Angry CEO Allegedly Breaks Waiter’s Finger

Jan 11, 2012 6:18pm

ht john castle club colette thg 120111 main Angry CEO Allegedly Breaks Waiters FingerA server at Club Colette, a restaurant in Palm Beach, Fla., was allegedly assaulted by the chief of a private equity firm for bringing the check to the table prematurely.

In a report filed with the Palm Beach Police Department and obtained by ABC News, waiter Paul Kucik, 57, claims that John Castle became very irritated Saturday night while dining with his wife in the posh community and took Kucik’s hand, twisting and bending his fingers.

Kucik went to a walk-in clinic the next morning where his hand was  X-rayed and his left ring finger was broken, the report stated.

Castle, 76, is the chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, a private equity firm.

Kucik claims Castle’s wife had actually requested that he bring the check to the table.

According to the police report, “Kucik stated that when he returned to the Castles’ dinner table, Mrs. Castle instructed him to give the bill to her husband, John Castle who was seated across the dinner table from her.

“Kucik stated that he attempted to hand Mr. Castle the bill and Mr. Castle became irate with him and yelled, ‘You schmuck, why did you bring the bill to the table?’”

Then the finger-breaking allegedly ensued.

Kucik has not pressed charges. An attempt to reach Castle for comment wasn’t immediately successful.

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