Florida bartender hailed for saving woman from creepy man with 'secret note'

Max Gutierrez, a Florida bartender, saved two women from being harassed by a 'creepy' customer with a suave bill trick

                            Florida bartender hailed for saving woman from creepy man with 'secret note'
Max Gutierrez (Twitter/trinityallie)

After handing two ladies a note disguised as a receipt to stop them from being harassed, a bartender has been hailed a "hero." The user, identified as Trinity Allie, took to Twitter to describe how a man's activities at a bar in St Petersburg, Florida, made her feel uneasy.

In other cases of regular people being "heroes" for those around them, Uber driver Mohammad Anwar was lauded for fighting off two carjackers, who eventually killed him. Captain Sully Sullenberger was hailed as a hero for the successful emergency landing of a US Airways flight on the Hudson River in 2009 with zero casualties.


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Who is Max Gutierrez?

Max Gutierrez is a bartender by profession and works at a bar in  St Petersburg, Florida. The woman shared an image of  Gutierrez, who was sporting a Hawaiian shirt, passing her a small clipboard. The subtly written message instructed her on what to do if she wanted the other customer to go. "If this guy is bothering you, put your ponytail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed," the note said. "He's giving me the CREEPS," he added,

The photo has been liked over 206,000 times since it was posted, and many people have applauded the bartender for keeping an eye out for the women. "This man was harassing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt!" Allie captioned the photo. "Legit the kind of bartender that everyone needs."



She went on to detail how Max eventually persuaded the customer to leave in a later post. "He ended up having to literally yell at the guy he said "you need to get tf [the f***] away from these girls who clearly are not interested"," she wrote. "And the dude said "that was a little aggressive" and he said "well you're aggressively hitting on them and you need to leave"."

Many people praised the bartender's actions for watching out for the two girls and keeping them safe. The post was shared thousands of times, with one person writing: “Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Hawaiian shirts.” 

In another article, Trinity offered Max's perspective on the scenario, and he stated that yelling at the client eventually drove him away, despite the fact that he dislikes doing it. "It's something you just pick up from mentor bartenders. Eventually, you become pretty good at reading people, body language, etc. 'This guy was giving off very weird vibes for quite a while, kept an eye on him, try to give him a chance, try to let the girl tell him no and leave it at that," he said. 

"But he didn't take no for an answer and kept pestering them so eventually I kind of yelled at him and made him leave lol. I honestly don't like yelling at customers or embarrassing people, but I find it's one of the best ways to handle creeps. Calling them out in front of people is usually enough to get them to turn tail and walk away. I just don't need my guests feeling uncomfortable," he added.

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