New Mexico governor accused of stiffing a hamburger joint

Republican Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico allegedly dashed on her bill at a burger restaurant Wednesday in what her office is calling a "super-sized nothing burger."

The manager of Five Star Burgers in Santa Fe said that when separate bills came for the to-go order, Martinez "crumpled" hers and threw it in the trash, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. A few hours later after reports broke about the incident, the man Martinez ordered with came back and paid for her $17 Bison Burger meal, a server said.

Martinez's office said the incident was simply a misunderstanding. "The governor pays for her meals, including this one, and attempting to exploit an obviously honest misunderstanding just demonstrates how petty our politics have become," a spokesman for the governor said.

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