50-year-old man arrested for staging heart attacks in 20 restaurants to avoid paying
A Lithuanian man was detained in Spain after it was claimed that he staged heart attacks at 20 different restaurants around the nation in order to avoid paying.
The unidentified 50-year-old man allegedly staged a heart attack to defraud at least 20 restaurants, the most of which were in Spain’s Costa Blanca.
He would put on an exaggerated theatrical display after placing his meal and drink orders, holding his chest and pretending to pass out on the floor.
The con worked like a charm up until one business owner recognized the man’s act and began posting pictures of him in other nearby restaurants as a warning to them not to fall for his heart attack routine.
The man was consuming seafood paella at El Buen Comer in Alicante last month. and many shots of alcohol upon receiving the 34.85 euros ($37) bill from the staff.
He simply got up and tried to leave when the server left the table, but he was stopped and told he still needed to pay the bill.
The con artist was obviously unhappy and claimed he would retrieve the money from his hotel room, but the attendants would not allow him to exit.
At this moment, he began to pretend to be having a heart attack.
El Buen Comer’s boss described it as “very theatrical, he pretended to faint and slumped down on the floor.”
“We are attempting to prevent him from striking again by distributing his picture in all restaurants.”
None of the restaurants employees fell. for the play, and they informed the police rather than dialing an ambulance.