UPDATE: A Florida man has been arrested and charged in not less than two Aquidneck Island communities with consuming meals and drinks at restaurants and leaving with out paying.
An unidentified particular person has been dining and dashing at native restaurants, and police wish to make a listing of the affected institutions.
Middletown police on Thursday put out a name for any restaurants which were the sufferer of an individual consuming and then leaving with out paying their examine. Police stated they’re investigating the incidents following “multiple reports” of a person failing to pay the invoice after consuming.
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They stated an individual of curiosity who additionally has reportedly been staying in native accommodations with out paying has been recognized.
Police are asking any native restaurant that has skilled a person failing to pay their invoice over the previous week to contact Det. Adam Tobias at 401-846-1144, Ext. 7009 as a part of an ongoing investigation.
While it is not instantly identified if it is the identical particular person, Fieldstones Grille in Portsmouth issued a discover in a social media publish asking for help in figuring out a person who left with out paying a invoice on Sept. 15.
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According to the publish, the unknown man stated his title was Antonio and ordered a few vodka drinks and a burger whereas chatting with the girl subsequent to him.
“He ordered a dessert, and while Ashley was in the kitchen using her artistic skills decorating it, he slipped out and left her with a $70 check,” the publish says. “We’ve exhausted all of our investigative abilities and can’t seem to get him to come in to pay his tab. So we figured we’d reach out and see if this is his MO around town.”
This article initially appeared on Newport Daily News: Middletown police name out to restaurants about particular person not paying invoice