Cafe owner makes up with Hilary Swank

Sept. 29, 2011 at 4:00 AM
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ESCALON, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A California cafe owner said he was glad actress Hilary Swank didn't have any hard feelings after he asked her to take her dog out of his business.

Mike Weimer, owner of Leonardo's Cafe in Escalon, said he did not recognize the Oscar-winning actress at first when she ordered an egg salad sandwich, and he asked her to leave after receiving her food, KXTV, Sacramento, reported Wednesday.

"She had a dog under her arm. We can't have dogs in here because of health codes," Weimer said.

The owner said he did not realize Swank was a celebrity until he saw her credit card receipt.

"I was kind of kicking myself but that's how I would treat anybody else," Weimer said.

However, Weimer said he was glad when Swank returned to the cafe about 2 hours later, sans dog. He said the actress refilled her iced tea and complimented the sandwich she had eaten earlier.

Weimer said Swank posed for a photograph and autographed a menu.

"She smoothed things over the way regular people do. It was kind of neat," Weimer said.

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