Diners Caught Bailing on Bill After Locking Keys in Getaway Car

Teen goes to police station for help

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Updated 6:53 AM PDT
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Diners Caught Bailing on Bill After Locking Keys in Getaway Car

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Whoops. A group of diners were charged with stiffing a restaurant after locking the keys to their getaway car inside it.

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Fail.

Four cheapskate customers at an upstate New York restaurant were reportedly busted after police said they tried to dine and dash – but left keys to their getaway car locked inside it.

State police said that moments before a Syracuse restaurant phoned in the theft report, a 17-year-old woman had entered their station complaining that she’d locked her keys in her car, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported.

Troopers suggested the woman call AAA, but she instead asked for the number of a local garage, the paper reported.

Soon after the woman left the station troopers were dispatched to Cinderella's Restaurant. They found the same 17-year-old waiting outside a car with three other suspects, ages 18, 20 and 17, NBC affiliate WKTV reported.

All four gave conflicting stories and the group was arrested for theft of services.
 

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