Elkhart man arrested after spree of dine and dash incidents

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail)

An Elkhart man and his girlfriend are accused of dining and dashing at a string of local restaurants in recent weeks.

Investigators say 39-year-old Ryan Hayes and a woman skipped out on the bill at multiple restaurants, including Dandino’s Supper Club in Goshen, where their bill totaled $128, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

An employee at Dandido’s posted about the pair on Facebook and heard from several other local restaurants reporting similiar stories. An alert bartender at Chili’s in Goshen spotted the two and called police who caught up to them.

Hayes claimed poverty as to why they didn’t pay their bills. He’s charged with resisting law enforcement and theft.

Read more details about Hayes’s arrest from The Elkhart Truth.

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Alyssa M Bennett September 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

Anything on the woman with him? They do it together.

Thor September 16, 2020 at 9:07 pm

“Claimed poverty” more like selfishness and greed. They are thieves, treat them as such. They wanted something they couldn’t afford so they took it.

I guess going to a food pantry was just too below them. Their “dignity” demanded a night out. I’m sure whatever penalty they get will not be enough.


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