The man, Anthony Malabehar, reportedly entered an Alamo Steakhouse in Mattoon on April 4, ordered an appetizer and entrée — with drinks — then claimed he couldn't pay the approximately $70 bill.
He was charged with theft, a misdemeanor, but due to his previous record was sentenced to three years in prison, ordered to pay restitution to the restaurant in the amount of the bill and fined $100, the paper reported.
According to a prosecutor, this was the second time this year that Malabehar had eaten at a restaurant, refused to pay and then sat and waited for authorities to arrive. He gave no reason for why he "dined and dashed," minus the "dash."
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