A TikToker says that the workers at Shogun, a Japanese restaurant in Huntsville, Ala., locked them in the restaurant after a member of their party didn’t pay.
TikTok user @myhoneysmacks posted the video on Jan. 28. As of Jan. 31, the video has reached over 228,000 views.
The 40-second video starts with footage of one of the workers playing a drum for the TikToker’s table. The footage then changes to a clip of a different worker confronting the TikToker and her friends.
“They locked me in the restaurant cuz somebody at the bday dinner didn’t pay,” @myhoneysmacks wrote in a text overlay.
@myhoneysmacks Since she left they tried to make me pay & they locked me in #shogun #Huntsville #alabma #japanesefood #Japanese #food #outtoeat #dinner #supper #omg #lockedup ♬ original sound – My Honey Smacks 🍯🐝 Youtuber
In the comments section, many users defended the worker for confronting the party.
“2023 we gotta stop with the broke friends!” one user commented.
“That’s embarrassing. like yah mad at the restaurant. but ur friend didnt pay?? bein mad at the wrong ppl,” a second wrote.
“I don’t blame the restaurant. Pay your friends bill and then ask them to pay u back. Like this wasn’t necessary,” another added.
In a comment, @myhoneysmacks said that her friend didn’t eat anything, which was why she refused to pay.
The Daily Dot reached out to @myhoneysmacks and Shogun via email.