Dine-and-Dash Suspect Sought - NBC 7 San Diego

Dine-and-Dash Suspect Sought

Suspect ran out on bill totaling $108



    Dine-and-Dash Suspect Sought
    Courtesy of Crime Stoppers
    This surveillance video shows the suspect exiting the parking garage.

    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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