Dine and Dash


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San Diego, California

Post Number: 4795
Registered: Dec-06
MELBOURNE restaurateur Peter Leary has used Facebook to track down bill dodgers in his up-market establishment, Seagrass.

The drama unfolded last week when a group of five young diners, after drinking at the bar, requested a table at the Southbank restaurant.

Over dinner, they worked their way expertly through the menu, ordered and drank fine wines and, after ordering dessert, slipped out "for a smoke". They kept going.

Leary was left with an unpaid bill for about $520, and little hope of recovering his money.

"It was then I remembered that when the group arrived, one of them had asked about one of our waitresses who was not working that night," Leary said yesterday.

The waitress gave him a name and then he thought of Facebook.

"I searched the name and there he was, large as life," he said. "And he was pictured with his girlfriend - the only girl who had been in the group.

"The site also gave me his place of employment, which was handy."

Leary discovered that both the man and his girlfriend worked at another Southbank restaurant.

Angered that it was workers from his own industry who had perpetrated the scam, he stormed down to the restaurant and confronted the restaurant owner, who promised to deal with the matter.
Within hours, the restaurant manager arrived at Seagrass with the ringleader, who not only paid the bill, but left a generous tip for staff.

"The restaurant manager then told me he would let me know what further action would be taken," said Leary.

"And later, he called to say both employees had been dismissed."

But has the former waiter outlined his well-deserved career glitch on Facebook?

"Apparently not," said Leary. "Or at least, not yet."

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 133
Registered: Jan-08
Haha...serves them right.

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

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Registered: Jun-06

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Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 4703
Registered: Jun-05
lol wow dumba sses lol

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hmm well at least that is 1 thing facebook is good for ...

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Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2966
Registered: Mar-06
People do that all the time at the Barrel but its only like 20 dollar tickets. Nothing that big

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Username: Denali_on_22s

I get Bucks like Milwa...

Post Number: 6223
Registered: Feb-06
ducking a check is one of the trashiest things you can do.

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Username: Bonhamd

Post Number: 1529
Registered: Nov-07
glad that those dirtballs got tracked down

that is a shiitty thing to do
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