BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A man is in jail for scheming Baltimore restaurants out of hundreds of dollars. Baltimore City Police have dubbed him the “Dine and Dasher” and say he does the unthinkable to get out of paying his tab.
Rochelle Ritchie reports the man has struck restaurants at the Inner Harbor multiple times.
Police say the man fakes a seizure to get out of paying his bill and has been doing this for three years……
He has a palette for a more expensive taste too. Police say even the upscale steakhouse Sullivan’s lost out on more than $150 after Palmer collapsed to ground pretending to have a seizure to avoid paying for the following tab:
- 4 Blue Moons
- 1 chicken piccata
- 1 split lobster
- 3 Bacardi lights
- 1 22 ounce ribeye steak
- 1 strawberry blonde
- 1 cup of coffee……. Palmer has a long rap sheet with 90 arrests and has been found guilty of petty theft at least eight times.
This guy is brilliant. Go to some fancy ass restaurant on the Inner Harbor, ring up a ridiculous bill, and just when you finish your meal, fake a seizure. Couldn’t think of a better way of getting out of a bill(maybe try running out of the restaurant next time?). This was not a one time thing, this occurred in hundreds of restaurants over 3 years. This dude likely stole around 50 grand in food and beers. Im shocked that I have never come across a story like this before because it really is an easy scheme that almost anyone could pull. Everyone, including the owners are so worried about this dude dying in their restaurant that they forget that ole Andrew Palmer ate a massive steak and lobsters and drank 15 beers.
How about this 150$ bill he had some steakhouse, talk about the luxury life. Getting fed lobsters, steak, and Blue Moons until you can’t move, and by can’t move I mean fake seizure.
This is setting up for the old ‘Boy who cried wolf’ scenario(even though it a not the same boy). Some poor random dude is actually going to have a seizure in one of these up scale inner harbor restaurants and die while everyone watches in disgust of his ‘scheme’. To you seizure people ou there, make sure you bring your EpiPen or whatever it is you use to stop seizures, otherwise that may be your last steak and lobster meal.
The only curious thing about this is the ambulance rides. It normally costs a a grand to ride in an ambulance and from this story, it looks like the dude rode to the hospital most times. Just doesn’t add up.
Love the nickname Dine and Dasher. Sounds like an awesome villain name.