A person who’s accused of scheming off of dates to be able to get a free meal pleaded not responsible immediately to extortion, grand theft and different expenses, in line with police.
The Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated that Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, often known as the “dine-and-dash dater,” plead not responsible on Monday to 10 felony expenses accusing him of “taking monetary benefit of girls he met largely by way of courting apps and web sites.”
Gonzales faces seven counts of extortion, two counts of tried extortion and one rely of grand theft, in line with the LA County District Legal professional’s workplace. The 45-year-old was additionally charged with two misdemeanor counts every of defrauding an innkeeper and petty theft.
Deputy District Legal professional Michael Fern stated Gonzales has allegedly gone to dinner with ladies he met on courting apps and web sites like Tinder from Could 2016 to April 2018 to eating places in Pasadena, Burbank, Lengthy Seaside and Los Angeles, California, the place he would order drinks and meals after which depart earlier than paying the invoice.
Eight ladies have come ahead and have stated they ended up paying the payments themselves after a date with Gonzales, in line with the district lawyer’s workplace. One lady stated Gonzales stated he would pay her again, whereas two others say the restaurant had paid for the verify. A warrant for his arrest was filed on July 3, in line with the district lawyer’s workplace.
One lady instructed KCAL9 in a earlier interview that she and Gonzales went on a date, however discovered it odd that he ordered over $100 in meals only for himself.
“This man’s obnoxious. Initially, who orders two entrees? However he excused it by saying he was a bodybuilder,” the lady instructed the information station. “He says ‘I’m going to the lavatory, I’ll be proper again’ and he by no means did.”
The 45-year-old allegedly defrauded the ladies of greater than $950, in line with the lawyer district’s workplace. One other lady instructed KRON in Could that she went on a date with the notorious “dine-and-dash” dater.
The girl instructed the information station he ordered two cups of espresso, a salad, shrimp and filet mignon. He instructed her his aunt was very sick and was ready on a name from his mother to listen to about her, and needed to depart the restaurant to cost his cellphone within the automobile. Gonzales by no means got here again and left the unidentified lady with a $130 invoice.
“I did not point out it to the restaurant, nothing,” the lady instructed KRON. “I believe I used to be extra embarrassed, my satisfaction was simply like–you know, I felt dumb.”
Gonzales additionally allegedly obtained haircuts from a hair salon and left with out paying, in line with the lawyer district’s workplace. The case continues to be below investigation by the Pasadena Police Division, however he may withstand 13 years in state jail if convicted. A preliminary listening to is scheduled for September 7.