From the NY Post:
A waiter who collects generous tips at a swanky Manhattan steakhouse has been stiffing his Queens landlord for months, settling in as a squatter and refusing to pay any rent, court documents charge.
“He’s not your typical squatter,” livid landlord Tibor Karakas said of alleged freeloader Brian Wiley, 33.
“I think he goes from apartment to apartment doing this. He knows the law. He knows what he’s doing. He knows it will take me six months to get him out.”
Wiley, 33, weaseled his way into the $1,600-a-month, two-bedroom apartment in Woodside earlier this year after the pad’s female tenant took him on as a roommate.
“He was fine until he stopped paying the rent,” griped then-roommate Shannon Rogers, who claimed that Wiley also stiffed her on his half of the utility bills.
Even when a fed-up Karakas changed the lock to the front entrance of the tidy, three-family brick house on 58th Street in the spring, it was Wiley who called the cops, Karakas said.
The officers allegedly told a shocked Karakas to hand Wiley a set of new keys -- and try to evict him in housing court if he wanted.