Police: Woman Phoned in Fake Robbery to Avoid Paying $20 Restaurant Bill

Police: Woman phoned in fake robbery to avoid paying $20 restaurant bill


CINCINNATI, OH (WCMH/NBCNews) – An Ohio woman is in hot water after police said she called in a fake robbery to avoid paying her tab at a Gold Star Chili restaurant.

“Unbelievable” is one word workers at the Gold Star Chili in Mount Healthy used to describe Wednesday night, NBC affiliate WLWT-TV reports.

“She had came in, put her stuff at the table, went to the bathroom, came back, sat down as if she was going to dine in,” said Rubee Naser, the store’s manager.

Naser said Destiny Watson, 21, ordered two crispy chicken burritos, a big salad and a drink. The bill was a little more than $20.

Naser said that when it came time to pay, Watson made excuses.

“(She) claimed that she was waiting for her mom to come pay,” Naser said.

Surveillance video shows the woman then wait in the restaurant for three hours. She then calls 911, telling dispatchers there were two gunmen inside and a third waiting in a car outside, WLWT-TV reports.

Police then sent 14 officers to the scene, but they also called the restaurant to confirm the robbery.