Under the tags "crime" and "Baltimore," national website eater.com today shared the story of a local guy who fakes seizures at restaurants to get out of paying his bill.
I'm sure tongues are wagging, "Only in Baltimore." Other stories on the website dealt with innocent topics like restaurant cookbooks, chefs doing the Harlem Shake, and a seven-patty steakburger.
Evidently, Andrew Palmer, pictured, has been convicted more than four dozen times of this fake-seizure scam, according to The Sun's Richard Gorelick in a blog post today.
But the 46-year-old Palmer met his comeuppance on Friday after being convicted of ditching tabs at Shuckers and Sullivan's Steakhouse, Richard wrote. Palmer will be serving a year in jail this time.
The website Baltimore Fishbowl predicted such a scenario in August 2012 when it wrote, "Palmer finally got sentenced to two years in prison in 2010, but he's out now and presumably back on the prowl—er, fall, rather."
Mark your calendars, local restaurants, for his release.
Photo courtesy of Baltimore City Police Dept. (Aug. 3, 2012)