When in Rome…

Watch out for bogus beer deals: a Hong Kong tourist was charged $1251 (990 euros) for a pint of beer by an unscrupulous bar owner.

The tourist, who was traveling alone, was invited to the bar by a tout who served him a beer and then said it would cost him 990 euros. He bartered it down to 490 euros, but the bar owner ended up taking 990 euros off his credit card anyway.

"When the bill arrived I thought it was safer to pay it. I was scared something could happen to me if I didn’t," the man, whose name was withdrawn, told Rome mayor’s office that is investigating the crime.

Is it wrong for me to wonder what kind of beer it was? :)

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