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SLC cops: Dinner thief now can dine, but not dash
Salt Lake City police say a South Carolina man's propensity for bailing out on his dinner checks left him in jail, unable to post bail.
The 36-year-old man remained in the Salt Lake County jail on $5,000 bond Friday. He was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of multiple third-degree felony counts of theft of services, possession of another's identity documents, possession of heroin and possession of amphetamine.
In the past two months, police say, the man — often accompanied by a date — is alleged to have "dined and dashed" at eight restaurants.
His luck ran out on Tuesday after he tried to skip out on paying for a meal at a downtown Olive Garden restaurant. Police located him a short distance away and arrested him.