Donnie Wahlberg leaves $500 tip for three employees at Waffle House in Edgewood.
When Donnie Wahlberg walked into the Waffle House in Edgewood early Monday morning, he said something to the effect of "we're hungry, we're good people and we tip well," server Angi Silen recalled.
True to his word, Wahlberg, a member of New Kids on the Block and a star of the television series "Blue Bloods," left the three employees working the Sunday overnight shift - Silen, cook and grill operator Nick Funk and server Tyler Spangler - a $500 tip to be split among them.
"I thought 'Oh wow, he tipped me more than I ever did in a week's pay," Funk, of Abingdon, said.
A "big old bus" pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant, which is just off the I-95/Route 24 interchange, around 2:15 a.m., Silen said, and two groups of four walked in.
She said she heard them say something about pulling off I-95 for something to eat. The band New Kids on the Block, performed at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night and played in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday night.
Havre de Grace native and New York University senior Ben Getz has been acting in various productions since he was a child, but he recently got a major break in his career when he shared two scenes with veteran Emmy-winning television actor Tom Selleck for an episode of the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods."