Single Status Update
About a month ago, during some job searches, I came upon an ad in the window for a restaurant named "Mama Mia's" I started work on Wednesday March 10th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. I had also worked Saturday March 13th from 3:00pm to 10:00pm until being fired the next day when I was expected to work on Sunday even though I claimed I wouldn't be able to make it.
As a result of that, I returned the next week to pick up my check for the twelve hours that I worked. When I arrived, the owner of the restaurant, Micheal Petrecca, said he did not have the check ready and I would have to return next week to get it. When I did return the next week, he was not at the restaurant. I began calling the restaurant frequently every few days after that to check up on my money's availability and each time I call Micheal is either not at the restaurant, makes an excuse why the check has not been written up yet, or simply makes excuse as to why he cannot answer the phone. It wasn't until April 14th that I had called him once again, and he had claimed he did not have the information he needed to write my check, such as my social security number, number of dependents, etc. I obliged to drive over there and write him all the information he needed and he told me he would have the check on the following Friday, April 23rd. Knowing how incompetent he was, I called that day to check if it was there, as opposed to driving there myself. He refused to answer the phone, and had one of his employees tell me to come back on Monday.
Due to unexpected occasions I did not come on Monday to pick it up, but today, April 30th instead. When I arrived Micheal was there and claimed that he does not have it because he has been too busy. I told him that I would come back in an hour and if it is not ready then, than I would get the police involved, and he gladly remarked "Go ahead." I'm more than just a little concerned of whether or not I can rely on him to write this check and I've been getting anxious about this for quite a while. Several people I've talked to about this (Including my own parents) told me they have had similar problems regarding Micheal Petrecca, except they had either gotten their money eventually or just forgot about it. I would much rather him not get away with evading the payroll. This check is more than month and a half overdue.
Are the police even the right people to contact? What do I do?