A Florida bartender saved two women from being hit by a creepy customer by passing them a note disguised as a receipt — and went viral online for the quick-thinking move.
The St. Petersburg drink-slinger, Max Gutierrez, shot to internet fame last week, when a woman named Trinity Allie shared on Twitter how he helped her and a friend fend off an unwanted pick-up artist in St. Petersburg.
When another customer repeatedly hit on the women, the Hawaiian shirt-wearing barkeep handed Allie a note that looked like a receipt, but read: “If this guy is bothering you, put your ponytail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed. He’s giving me the creeps.”
“This man was harrassssing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt ! Legit the type of bartender everyone needs,” Allie’s caption read.
In a follow-up tweet the woman explained that Gutierrez yelled “you need to get the f—k away from these girls who clearly are not interested,” before kicking him out.
Allie also clarified that she had Gutierrez pose for the picture after the incident, not while she was being harassed.
More than 200,000 people liked the viral tweet, many of them leaving comments praising the smooth mixologist.
“Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Hawaiian shirts,” one appreciative woman wrote.
Four days after the tweet went viral, Gutierrez tweeted that the sleazy patron came back to the bar for a beer — but the hero barman refused to serve him.