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Restaurants duped by dine and dasher
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Monday, November 11, 2013 5:46PM MST
Last Updated Monday, November 11, 2013 6:52PM MST
Three Calgary restaurants have been hit by a diner who racks up his tab and then escapes before paying the bill.
Last week, Muse in Kensington was the target.
A man ordered expensive cocktails, a $70 bottle of wine, appetizer and an entrée.
He left his wallet on the table and said he was going to the washroom, then slipped out the door.
When staff examined the wallet they found bits of magazine clippings inside and that's when they knew they'd been had.
A security camera captured the man’s image and the story and photo went viral on twitter with the hashtag "musecrimefighters" over the weekend.
Two other restaurants, Teatro and Blink, believe the same man pulled a similar dine and dash scam on them.