Talk about speed dating.
A California man is facing 10 felony counts for allegedly sneaking up on data just before the waiter brings the check, authorities said Monday.
Paul Guadalupe González, 45, set-up dates in southern California and want to enjoy the meal before he would disappear, L. A. County District Attorney said, according to a press release.
“Eight women apparently end up paying the bill themselves, in the belief that the defendant was going to pay her back, while in two other cases, the restaurants picked up the check,” the prosecutor said in a statement.
Man lambasted as the “dine-and-dash dater” after allegedly meeting women in L. A.-restaurants only to leave with the bill is pleading not guilty to felony charges of theft and extortion https://t.co/T1kOT62Zsd
— KTLA (@KTLA) August 28, 2018
ABC News reported that it repeatedly tried to contact with Gonzales, but could not be with him. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.
He was reportedly taken into custody on Saturday. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in state prison, KTLA.com reported. He pleaded not guilty to extortion, grand theft and other charges. Gonzales is accused of defrauding the women of nearly $1,000.
CBS Los Angeles spoke of an alleged victim. She said that he was “good looking” and she thought: Why did he choose me?
“He ordered a salad with shrimp, filet mignon, yes, he went all out” she told the station.
“All of a sudden, he is, oh, my phone is dying and I’m waiting for the call from my mother about my aunt. I’m going to go to the car to get my charger and then my first reaction to him when he was risen, oh what, you’re not coming back?”
She was stuck with the $ 130 bill, ” she said.
“I didn’t mention to the restaurant, nothing. I think I was more embarrassed, my pride was just, you know, I felt stupid.”
Edmund Initiative is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.