‘Dine-and-dash dater who allegedly left dates with expensive bills for new charges

Paul Guadalupe, Gonzales, 45, was hit with four new felony counts of extortion for allegedly digging women on dates and leaving them with the bill.


The “dine-and-dash dater” who allegedly put his dates with a hefty dinner bills be confronted with additional costs, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Paul Guadalupe, Gonzales, 45, was hit with four new felony counts of extortion, while a felony count of grand theft auto and a felony county of theft were dropped. The District Attorney’s office said he pleaded not guilty to the new charges at a hearing Friday.


‘Dine-and-dash’ dater faces 10 felony counts

In all, Gonzales now faces 11 felony counts of extortion, two felony counts of attempted extortion, two felony counts of defrauding an innkeeper by non-payment and a misdemeanor count of theft.

The prosecutors claim that between May 2016 and April 2018, Gonzales would meet women through dating apps and take them out for a dinner, but the check came, he would skip out on his dates — let them pay for his meals.

“Eight women apparently end up paying the bill themselves, in the belief that the defendant was going to pay her back,” the officials said.

Two of the restaurants where Gonzales reportedly eaten and interrupted paid for his account after he gave his dates, according to the district attorney’s office.

In total, it is alleged, Gonzales ripped off more than $950 of the women he dumped.

A woman who claims that she went with Gonzales told The Washington Post in August that the two met in a nice restaurant in Los Angeles in 2016, and everything seemed to be fine.

He has reportedly ordered a chicken dish and four lobster tails,” in addition to “expensive wine and then a soufflé for dessert.”

Marjorie Moon said Gonzales told her that he had to call, and finally the waiter told her to Gonzales on the left.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Moon said. “I just [waiter] my credit card and said,” I just want to go home ” — $250 later, I was out the door.”

In a separate case, Gonzalez is accused of running a hair salon without pay after the retention of their services.

With the new rates, Gonzales is for a maximum of 16 years and 10 months in the county jail if convicted.

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