Couple Didn't Bring Enough Money for Restaurant Meal but Had Ingenious Backup Plan

dennys customerHere's a pro-tip: don't go to a restaurant unless you have money to pay for your meal, or, conversely, a solid backup plan. A Florida couple, Lisa Marie Antonucci, 41, and Leonard Patrick Baker, 43, "of no fixed address," went into a Denny's and ordered food totalling $34.08. Problem is, they only had $8. When the manager approached the couple and was all, Hey, you gotta pay, that's when shit got real.


Lisa and Leonard started making a ruckus in the place, yelling, screaming, whatnot, and actually threatening other diners and staff, before, that is, they ultimately decided to ask the other patrons to pay for the meal they couldn't afford.

I guess we could call that their backup plan, but wouldn't you know, it didn't work.

The cops were called and Lisa and Leonard were arrested.

Now there's a backup plan! Sure, a trip to the slammer isn't an ideal way to spend your night, but it does get you out of paying your bill (at least temporarily) and it may even include some snacks, gratis.

I've never been to jail but I hear they have bread and stuff there that you can eat. Maybe Lisa and Leo aren't as silly as they may seem. Maybe they were all, Hey, let's go to Denny's and try to get everyone else to pay for us, and when that doesn't work, we'll just get arrested and eat free bread! Plus, when Lisa was booked, the police found two pieces of Denny's utensils in her front pocket. Girl came prepared. Problems solved.

Have you ever dined and dashed?


Photo via Palm Beach Sheriff

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