A feast and-dash” dater, Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, is standing preliminary for professedly driving ladies he went up against a string of first dates to pay for their costly suppers by escaping upscale eateries quickly he completed the process of eating.
Police said Gonzales requested costly wines, steaks, lobster and sweets amid in excess of twelve dates in which he fled without paying.
As per prosecutors, while his dates were by and large compelled to get the bill, two eateries showed compassion for the ladies and did not charge them.
The man from Los Angeles, faces 10 tallies of blackmail, extortion, and unimportant robbery against no less than 10 ladies in the course of recent years.
The 45-year-old would purportedly talk to ladies web based, offering to take them to eateries over the city, before vanishing without a word subsequent to expending a lot of nourishment and liquor.
Showing up in court in Pasadena for his fundamental hearing, Gonzales tuned in as ladies affirmed about their encounters dating the charged tab-captain.
A single parent, Martha Barba said she was because of meet Gonzales at a Chipotle outlet in July 2016, preceding he persuaded her into a feast close by at an upscale restaurant called Houston’s.
“I would not like to go. He didn’t resemble his photos. I wasn’t pulled in to him,” Barba stated, who anyway consented to go to be “decent”, as indicated by NY Daily News.
“He continued saying, ‘I got you. Request whatever you need. It’s on me. Try not to stress over it’,” she stated, including that “He requested steak, wine, serving of mixed greens, only whatever you could arrange.”
She proceeded with that Gonzales would at a direct leave toward accept a call, intimating she should arrange dessert while he ventured away to talk. He purportedly never returned, constraining Ms Barba to pay the $120 (£92) charge.
“I felt humiliated and would not like to state anything… I felt mortified,” Barba told the court, regretting that she needed to utilize her lease cash to take care of the expense.
Another lady, Yolanda Lora, told the daily paper she acknowledged a welcome from Gonzales to a sushi eatery in West Hollywood a year ago.
“I recollect that he was talking extremely quick and eating extremely quick and afterward said his most youthful child was calling him,” Lora stated, asserting that Gonzales requested two glasses of wine inside 15 minutes of one another.
Subsequent to getting up, she affirms he stayed away forever.
“What sort of creature does this? I was so humiliated. I’m not a shaky lady, but rather it made me feel extremely unreliable,” Lora stated, saying “I’m simply happy he got captured. I don’t need some other ladies to need to experience that.”