Bartender’s Tip Leads to Arrest in Key West Buoy Burning

Always remember to tip your server, if you know what's good for you.

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FILE- Key West resident Pedro Lara takes a selfie in front of the Southernmost Point as waves from Hurricane Irma crash over the wall on Sept. 9, 2017. The 20-ton concrete buoy, which marks the Southernmost Point and 90 miles to Cuba, is one of Key West’s famous landmarks. Tourists flock to the marker every day to take photos, snap selfies, buy a souvenir or two.(Miami Herald, Charles Trainor Jr. via AP, File)
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Always remember to tip your server, if you know what’s good for you. A tourist made a big impression in a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Year’s Eve without leaving a tip. That enabled the staff to easily track him down after police released webcam video showing vandals setting fire to a Christmas tree. The arson caused more than $5,000 in damage to the city’s…

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