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Does This Look Like The Face of a Guy Who Fakes Seizures to Get Out of Paying For Dinner Tabs?

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Sun - The Baltimore man dubbed the “Dine and Dasher” by police is at it again, authorities and restaurant owners say. Andrew Palmer, 46, notorious for racking up food and drink tabs at area restaurants, then faking seizures to get out of paying the bill, was arrested early Monday after owners said he refused to pay a $50 bill at Viccino Jay’s Italian Gourmet on Charles Street. The night before, he went limp at upscale barbecue restaurant Oliver Speck’s in Harbor East when it was time to settle up on a $90 tab, according to the owner and a patron. “The paramedics showed up and said, ‘Looks like our guy’s back,'” said Oliver Speck’s chef Jesse Sandlin. “He would not wake up, and they were like, ‘Come on Andy, stop faking.'” Police say Palmer, who has a career rap sheet more than 90 arrests long and has been found guilty of petty theft at least eight times in the past year, is making the rounds again. He’s being held at Central Booking in lieu of $1,500 bail. His most recent public defender did not return a message seeking comment. Court records list Palmer as homeless or at an address on South Broadway that no longer exists. It’s not that prosecutors haven’t been able to win convictions against Palmer. It’s that the crime — in most cases, theft under $100 — doesn’t carry a large enough penalty to deter someone with a taste for good food and drink who’s willing to do jail time. And because it’s a nonviolent offense, those who are found guilty serve only a fraction of their sentences.

Catch him if you can! Frank Abagnale has nothing on Andrew Palmer. Shysters to the 100th degree. Andrew Palmer cannot lose, for he is the king of the poors! Free food on free food, no matter what happens. King Palmer shake rattle and rolls his way out of every meal like true royalty. Want to call the police when he’s done shimmying his way out of the bill? Go ahead. Keep him in jail where he’ll be eating nice warm jail slop til they drop the charges. Rinse and repeat, bitches. He’s done it 90 times and is still eating bottomless shrimp by Thursday. Imagine the scene when the paramedics rush in to save the dying patron, only to see it’s their old frenemy King Andy. They probably hate him, but god damnit do they respect him.