Baltimore's Andrew Palmer is one cunning con, who had a slick scam going to grab some free grub.
Palmer had been hitting the nicer restaurants in town as a solo diner, and when the bill was dropped on his table, he suddenly claimed he was having a seizure -- think Fred Sanford at his most histrionic -- and in the ensuing confusion, the tab was forgotten. A few of the destinations he'd allegedly bilked over the past few months: the Capital Grille, Burke's Cafe, Ding How Restaurant and a dainty place called Maisy's Restaurant.
In fact, Palmer was at Maisy's -- trying out his scam in order to get out of a $31.75 tab -- when the officer responding to the report of a customer in distress recognized him from his prior shenanigans and was able to pin the tail on this donkey and haul him to jail.
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According to this report on the criminal complaint, each meal was less than $100. At Ding How, for instance, he racked up about $40 in food and drinks before faking a seizure and being taken to Johns Hopkins for treatment.
Wonder how much MSG was in that meal?
Fred Sanford would be proud.