Look carefully at the picture above… mostly because he is a moron, and we want to laugh at him. If you are in the restaurant business, look very carefully at this picture, because this man is out to hurt your business. And oh yeah cuz he’s a moron and we want to laugh at him.
This guy is Saul Zelaznog of Reno, Nevada, and he dines and dashes — for those of you pretending not to know, that is when you eat in a restaurant (“Dine”) and then skip out before the bill comes, or at least before you pay it (“Dash”). It is stealing, and is something that tends to be done by teens and the cast of Victor/Victoria. If you do it at all, it is something you outgrow. Except this moron.
Our boy Saul is a serial dine-and-dasher… until the owners of Reno’s Brewer’s Cabinet restaurant decided to fight back last week — they posted about him on Facebook, looking to catch him and to warn other restaurants.
The post went viral, attracting hundreds of comments, including anecdotes from other restaurants who also had been at the losing end of serving this customer (are you a “customer” if you don’t pay?).
Zelaznog told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he was intending to pay the tab at Brewer’s Cabinet, he was just waiting for his family to wire him money to cover it. Yep, I believe him… especially since other restaurants lined up to tell their similar tales about this dude.
He was eventually arrested after Brewer’s Cabinet filed a police report, but not for dining and dashing — for probation violation for an earlier arrest.
The moral of this story? Cheaters never win, winners never cheat, and in the age of the inter-web, maybe high visibility petty crimes like dining and dashing should go the way of prank calls and Lindsay Lohan’s career… just say no, morons.