Dine-and-Dash Suspect Sought

Suspect ran out on bill totaling $108

By Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 12:02 PM PDT
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Dine-and-Dash Suspect Sought

Courtesy of Crime Stoppers

This surveillance video shows the suspect exiting the parking garage.

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Detectives are searching for a man who dined and dashed in the Gaslamp District earlier this month.

On June 5 around 7 p.m. a man ate dinner at Toscana Café on 238 Fifth Ave. and received his bill worth more than $100. The suspect then told the hostess he was going outside to smoke a cigarette, but then never returned.

Police said one of the managers then searched for the suspect twice, ultimately finding him at nearby restaurant Lou and Mickey’s.  The suspect had changed into a different outside and was carrying a tan brown bag.

When the manager confronted the suspect, he pepper sprayed the manager and ran off to a parking structure on 289 Sixth Ave.

Witnesses then followed the suspect, and when he spotted them he allegedly threateningly pulled out a handgun. He then fled, and surveillance video showed he left the garage after changing clothes again.

The suspect’s other clothing was later found under a car in the garage along with a replica 357 revolver pellet gun. 

He is described as a man between ages 30-40, standing at 5-foot-6 and weighing between 150-160 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black shorts, black socks and carrying a canvas bag.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
 

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