Man pays nearly $100k for a beer in a Manchester pub
An Australian man has been charged nearly AU$100,000 for a single beer in a Manchester pub.
Peter Lalor, a cricket writer for The Australian on tour covering the Ashes, told of his surprise and frustration on Twitter as he now faces a wait to replenish the funds. Mr Lalor said he didn’t ask the bar attendant how much the beer cost until after he had finished paying for it. He said he eventually received a call from his bank back home in Australia telling him a sum of $99,983.64 — as well as a $2499.59 transaction fee — had been removed from his account. Mr Lalor said that the mistake has left a “massive hole in my finances”. He said the hotel — the Malmaison in Manchester — had been in contact to apologise.