Man accused of faking heart attacks to avoid bills

mercurial

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A 52-year-old Milwaukee-area man has been accused of faking heart attacks to avoid paying restaurant bills and cab fares.

Police say the Waukesha (WAWK'-uh-shaw) man took a cab to a mall Monday and pretended to have a heart attack. The cab driver left unpaid.

Authorities say the man then ran up a $23 bill when he had a steak dinner at Applebee's. He again pretended to have a heart attack.

This time the fire department took him to a hospital. A doctor there recognized the man as having pulled the same stunt in the past few weeks.

He was charged Thursday with defrauding a restaurant as a habitual criminal. He could get up to nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Smart idea. Who dares to try this?
 

Turiko

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I read in a leading expose type rag that government officials are using similar tricks to not have to pay for meals at restaurants.
 

killadoob

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well i dont know is conning your way out of a 23 dolla is msart to be honest

possible jail or 10000 dolla fine to save 400 dolla makes no sense if you ask me
 

MeNeZ

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Guess he didn't think he'd get caught...

Imagine he goes back to that restaurant in a couple months and DOES have a hard attack...Wolf! Wolf! :rolleyes:
 

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A heart-breaking story indeed.

$23 vs $10k, hmmm. I bet the $10k figure nearly gave him a pulpitation on its own...
 
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