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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
A notorious Baltimore restaurant scammer -- who would fake seizures to avoid paying the check -- has recently been released from prison, according to a police alert warning restaurants that the man is back in circulation. Police say that Andrew Palmer, 45, whose last known address was in the block of 500 S. Broadway, recently completed an 18-month sentence. On Thursday evening, a patron allegedly perpetrating a similar scam was busted at Chazz: A Bronx Original, according to social media reports.
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By Justin Fenton and Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Baltimore's notorious "dine and dasher," accused of repeatedly faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant tabs, got a hefty bill on Friday from a city judge: five years in prison. Andrew Palmer, 47, has been eating and drinking for free around town for years. He became known by police and paramedics for feigning medical emergencies when his checks were due, and restaurant owners began posting his picture on their walls. Police have locked him up and he has been convicted dozens of times, but the maximum penalty for the charge of theft under $100 carries a maximum penalty of a few weeks in jail, which he repeatedly received and served.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
The man who avoids paying his restaurant tab by faking a seizure is back in prison, according to the office of Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein. Andrew Palmer, 46, has been convicted more than four dozen times, Bernstein's office said, mostly for a unique spin on the classic dine-and-dash: Palmer would eat at a restaurant, then fake a seizure, be taken to a nearby hospital, only to be released when medical personnel found nothing wrong with him. Meanwhile, the restaurant would be stuck with an unpaid bill.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
A Baltimore man nicknamed the "Dine and Dasher" for skipping out on dozens of restaurant tabs — sometimes by faking seizures — was convicted again Wednesday in District Court. Andrew Palmer, 44, was found guilty of skipping out on a $50 bill at the Kona Grill downtown on New Year's Day. Judge George M. Lipman sentenced Palmer to 90 days. According to the prosector, it was Palmer's 17th conviction on such a charge since 2007. Palmer has been held at Central Booking since his arrest; court records show he has another case pending in Baltimore County — for allegedly faking a seizure to get out of paying at Mo's Seafood on Eastern Avenue on New Year's Eve. Palmer was charged with theft under $100 for the Kona Grill incident.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
Baltimore's so-called "Dine and Dasher" has been arrested again, charged with having a $50 meal on New Year's Day at an Inner Harbor restaurant and not paying the tab. Andrew Palmer, 47, has gained a reputation around city restaurants for racking up expensive tabs and in some cases faking seizures to get out of paying. On New Year's Day, police were called at about 3 p.m. to the Kona Grill at the Inner Harbor, where the manager said Palmer "kept saying he was going to walk around the corner to the bank to get money for the bill.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
He ate buffalo wings and drank nine Blue Moon drafts at Burke's Cafe. At Shucker's, he washed down a pound of steamed shrimp with three glasses of Tanqueray Gin, two Coronas, a Heineken and a Johnny Walker Black Label scotch. Day after day, year after year, Andrew Palmer dined at restaurants all over Baltimore and beyond, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore and St. Mary's counties. He even traveled as far south as Florida and sampled restaurants there. His tastes ran the gamut: a Chinese joint in Fells Point one day, the upscale Capital Grille at the Inner Harbor another.
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By Justin Fenton and Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Baltimore's notorious "dine and dasher," accused of repeatedly faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant tabs, got a hefty bill on Friday from a city judge: five years in prison. Andrew Palmer, 47, has been eating and drinking for free around town for years. He became known by police and paramedics for feigning medical emergencies when his checks were due, and restaurant owners began posting his picture on their walls. Police have locked him up and he has been convicted dozens of times, but the maximum penalty for the charge of theft under $100 carries a maximum penalty of a few weeks in jail, which he repeatedly received and served.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Baltimore man dubbed the "Dine and Dasher" by police is at it again, authorities and restaurant owners say. Andrew Palmer, 46, notorious for racking up food and drink tabs at area restaurants, then faking seizures to get out of paying the bill, was arrested early Monday after owners said he refused to pay a $50 bill at Viccino Jay's Italian Gourmet on Charles Street. The night before, he went limp at upscale barbecue restaurant Oliver Speck's in Harbor East when it was time to settle up on a $90 tab, according to the owner and a patron.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | December 20, 2007
Labor groups, immigrant advocates and city leaders applauded yesterday's opening of a Southeast Baltimore employment center, a move designed to keep day workers off street corners and provide them with jobs, training and legal assistance. Operated by the immigrant advocacy group CASA of Maryland, the refurbished brick warehouse at East Fayette and Madeira streets will offer workers an alternative to congregating at a 7-Eleven parking lot on South Broadway, a popular spot for laborers seeking temporary employment.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
He won't be able to fake a seizure to get out of this one. Andrew Timothy Palmer, a 45-year-old who police and prosecutors say has made a hobby out of dining at restaurants and faking seizures to get out of paying the tab, was sentenced to the maximum of 18 months in jail on Friday, according to court records and a blog report. It's the second time in less than two years that Palmer has received an 18-month sentence for such crimes. Prosecutors hoped the first, in August of 2010, would teach him a lesson.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Baltimore man dubbed the "Dine and Dasher" by police is at it again, authorities and restaurant owners say. Andrew Palmer, 46, notorious for racking up food and drink tabs at area restaurants, then faking seizures to get out of paying the bill, was arrested early Monday after owners said he refused to pay a $50 bill at Viccino Jay's Italian Gourmet on Charles Street. The night before, he went limp at upscale barbecue restaurant Oliver Speck's in Harbor East when it was time to settle up on a $90 tab, according to the owner and a patron.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
The man who avoids paying his restaurant tab by faking a seizure is back in prison, according to the office of Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein. Andrew Palmer, 46, has been convicted more than four dozen times, Bernstein's office said, mostly for a unique spin on the classic dine-and-dash: Palmer would eat at a restaurant, then fake a seizure, be taken to a nearby hospital, only to be released when medical personnel found nothing wrong with him. Meanwhile, the restaurant would be stuck with an unpaid bill.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
A notorious Baltimore restaurant scammer -- who would fake seizures to avoid paying the check -- has recently been released from prison, according to a police alert warning restaurants that the man is back in circulation. Police say that Andrew Palmer, 45, whose last known address was in the block of 500 S. Broadway, recently completed an 18-month sentence. On Thursday evening, a patron allegedly perpetrating a similar scam was busted at Chazz: A Bronx Original, according to social media reports.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
He ate buffalo wings and drank nine Blue Moon drafts at Burke's Cafe. At Shucker's, he washed down a pound of steamed shrimp with three glasses of Tanqueray Gin, two Coronas, a Heineken and a Johnny Walker Black Label scotch. Day after day, year after year, Andrew Palmer dined at restaurants all over Baltimore and beyond, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore and St. Mary's counties. He even traveled as far south as Florida and sampled restaurants there. His tastes ran the gamut: a Chinese joint in Fells Point one day, the upscale Capital Grille at the Inner Harbor another.
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