Man caught after alleged ‘dine and dash’ at Adelaide restaurant | 7NEWS

There have been farcical scenes in Gouger Street as furious restaurant workers chased down a diner suspected of doing a runner.

The 33-year-old is accused of polishing off hundreds of dollars’ worth of Chinese food then bolting out the door.

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  1. 462A.
    Don't do this people.
    Let him walk call cops.
    You can find yourself paying more than a food bill for this guy.

  2. My client runs a Chinese sit-in restaurant in Malaysia. A decently dressed couple walk in sat down and order their lunch. This seems normal to the restaurant staffs. Finishing their meals suddenly the man stands up and shouted at the female companion. He stomped out first leaving the female companion weeping and distress. Within seconds the lady got up looking stressed and walk out too. The staffs were too stunt to react and only realised later that no one paid for the meals. These are freeloaders.

  3. Hundreds of dollars? Chinese food worth that much? Don't think so. But anyway there's nothing like a good wrestle to help with the digestion! Burrrrrrpppppppppppppp! 🙂 lol

  4. That’s actually illegal for them to restrain him in Australia like that, all a store can do is give you a lifetime ban, he could sue for them physically attacking him, it’s the law

  5. It’s a wonder he was ever able to run 🏃‍♂️ ever before dined and dashed ……he didn’t get that tummy from eating Subway !

  6. I'm not the only one who is going to search "a succulent chinese meal" for the original am I?

  7. $100s of dollars for chinese food is crazy, its just onions with a little bit of meat and rice

  8. Australia is chock a block full of scamsters , thieves, conmen , hackers and the worst , scheming lieing politicians .

  9. Tracksuit and a Hoodie, can't even dress right when going out for Dinner, if he ever got married he'd turn up in shorts, thongs and an Gangster Rap themed T-Shirt.