Have you gone on a bad date recently? Maybe he had food in his teeth the whole time, or perhaps she wouldn’t stop talking about her Precious Moments collections. It could’ve been worse, though. Your date could’ve ordered a bunch of food and drinks at a pricey steakhouse and then fled, leaving you with the bill. [More]
There are your amateur dine-and-dashers, and then there are the brothers in Cleveland who are accused of a dine-and-dashing spree through a half-dozen restaurants in three days. They allegedly rang up tabs of hundreds of dollars at each spot, then would casually go outside for a smoke and not come back for the check. Restaurant owners spread the word on social media, and were able to apprehend the pair. [More]
Accused Dine-And-Dashers Arrested For Allegedly Running Over Waitress Who Confronted Them About Bill
As if it isn’t bad enough to deliberately avoid paying a restaurant tab, a group of diners is accused of not only skipping out on the bill, but then allegedly running over the waitress who confronted them.
Even though it’s no different than other forms of theft, it can sometimes be difficult to get the authorities worked up about a restaurant customer who skips out on a meal without paying. But some restaurant owners are having success with getting these dine-and-dash scofflaws to pay up by publicly shaming them on social media. [More]
Remember the guy who would allegedly fake seizures in order to get out of paying his restaurant bills? It seems he ticked off a few too many eateries in Baltimore, and the authorities have finally totted up his tab to the tune of five years in prison. [More]
Dining and dashing is never a good idea. It’s an even worse idea when you’ve borrowed your relative’s car, and that relative happens to be a police officer. [More]
We’ve had plenty of stories about bad consumers who dine and dash, including some who go to extreme lengths like faking seizures to get out of it. But because Canada is Canada, of course the closest thing they have to a super villain wreaking havoc for businesses is a well-dressed 20-something guy with a penchant for eating expensive meals before making a “quiet exit.” [More]
As we’ve looked into in the past, while there are many employers who might hold servers accountable for an unpaid bill (this side-eye glance is for you, dine-and-dashers) those that do are are often in violation of the Department of Labor’s rules regarding wage deductions. But that didn’t stop one Brooklyn waitress from getting the boot, she says, after she refused to fork over her the cash to cover customers who dined and dashed on a $96 meal. [More]
First of all: I am not a medical professional and cannot say whether or not a Baltimore man is actually faking seizures. But local restaurants are irked at the fellow, saying he’s been pretending to have seizures and going limp so he doesn’t have to pay for his meals.
If bad consumers need any more reason to fear the almighty power of the Internet to root out questionable behavior and turn the collective force of social media upon one’s bad deeds, look no further than the Reno man publicly shamed by Facebook. After an area restaurant accused him on Facebook last week of being a chronic dine-and-dasher, law enforcement took it a step further and sent him to jail. [More]
Authorities don’t know why an Illinois man skipped out on his tabs at two restaurants. Was he broke? Was the food terrible? We don’t know. What we do know is that twice in a period of two months, he ordered a nice meal at a restaurant, then simply told waitstaff that he couldn’t pay and waited for the police to arrive. [More]
We certainly don’t condone the act of dining-then-dashing. It’s illegal and, more importantly, just plain rude to the people that prepared and served your meal. It’s especially rude when the servers are law enforcement officers working a fundraising event for the Special Olympics.
A brave waiter threw himself onto a customer’s SUV as it sped away from the restaurant. They had tried to run out without paying their $51 bill. The 24-year old jumped on as the car pulled out of the parking lot, grabbing onto the roofrack and planting his feet on the running board. Listen, you just don’t mess with a waiter’s tips.
In the last year the NYPD says there was a 20% increase in the number of “chew and screwers” – customers who run up a restaurant or bar tab and then duck out before paying it. And it’s not just the usual “live fast die young crowd,” entire families and guys with Monopoly mustaches are getting in on the action.