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America Can Rest Easy Tonight: The “Dine and Dasher” Has Finally Been Caught

(Source) “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.”


Phew. Just when it looks like society is about to crumble and law enforcement seems overmatched by the criminal underworlds, we get a story like this to give us hope. One of the most dangerous men in history has been apprehended. Andrew Palmer has been causing chaos in the restaurant world for too long. Ruining the lives of waiters and waitresses alike. One quick glance at his mugshot and you just know you’re looking into the face of pure evil. No longer will a homeless man who fakes seizures to avoid paying his tab get away with it. Andrew Palmer, the hands of justice are swift and severe. I for one will sleep a little better tonight knowing this deviant is finally off the streets.

– Ryan

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