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Florida Man Attempts to Burn Down an Applebee's After Refund Denial

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  • Florida man becomes enraged that local Applebee’s won’t give him a refund for meal
  • Threatens to burn the restaurant down as revenge
  • Furious customer said to have been seen spraying lighter fluid on side of brick building holding box of matches

By Daniel Denewski

Managers at Applebee’s on Sunrise Boulevard were forced to CALL POLICE last night after an UNRULY customer allegedly threatened to BURN DOWN the restaurant when denied a refund for a meal he ate TWO DAYS EARLIER.

Chad Bonndersman, 30, entered the restaurant yesterday evening COMPLAINING about his Applebee’s experience that previous Saturday. Specifically, according to POLICE, he did not enjoy his meal and he didn’t appreciate the way he was treated by staff.

The Miami Applebee’s Mr. Bonndersman attempted to burn down for refusing his refund request.

Managers told Bonndersman that he cannot be reimbursed for a meal that was eaten DAYS before, which, police said, ENRAGED him.

Bonndersman allegedly responded with “several disturbing comments” (ok Chad) that included threatening to BURN the restaurant DOWN. Shortly afterward, employees claims to have seen Bonndersman squirting lighter fluid on the side of the building and wielding a box of matches.

The Miami Applebee’s Bonndersman attempted to burn down for refusing his refund request.

The managers called the police as he left the area and headed toward Miami Beach. After he was located, police ARRESTED him for two counts of attempted arson.

Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the arson attempt.

He was released on a summons.

Bonndersman told sources close to him that he was under the impression that it was completely legal—encouraged even—to burn down an Applebee's. When pressed for details as to how he came to this conclusion, he replied, "I saw it on the Internet."

Stay safe out there, folks!