Maryland man sentenced to 5 years for lengthy dine-and-dash binge 馬里蘭州男子長期吃霸王餐遭判刑5年
A Baltimore man who police say routinely scammed restaurants by eating and then faking a seizure to get out of paying his bill was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.
Andrew Palmer, 47, had defrauded dozens of restaurants, from casual to upscale, according to Baltimore Police. Court papers show that Palmer was arrested 80 times and had 40 convictions since 1985, mostly on theft-of-service counts.
His most recent offense occurred Oct. 26, 2013 at Oliver Speck’s Eats and Drinks, where Palmer consumed $90 in food and beverages. When he was presented the bill, he pretended to pass out.