- Aidas, a Lithuanian living in Spain, defrauded restaurants of between €30 and €70 in bills
A scammer has pretended to have suffered a heart attack to avoid paying the bill.
The man known as Aidas J., a Lithuanian living in Spain, scammed in 20 restaurants in the city of Alicante before being imprisoned.
During his performances, he would fall to the floor and clutch his chest in mock agony.
“He was very theatrical, he pretended to faint and collapsed on the floor,” the manager of El Buen Comer, one of the restaurants the scammer scammed, told the newspaper. US Sun.
Aidas even requested medical attention for his false heart problems and was only discovered when he tried his sketch on El Buen Comer twice.
The man known as Aidas J. (pictured), a Lithuanian living in Spain, defrauded 20 restaurants in the city of Alicante
Aidas (pictured being arrested) even sought medical attention for his fake heart problems and was only discovered when he attempted his sketch twice on El Buen Comer, who called the police.
Aidas even sought medical attention for his fake heart problems and was only discovered when he attempted his sketch twice on El Buen Comer (pictured).
Another restaurant worker told a Spanish newspaper. The country: ‘He lay down on the floor, acted like his chest hurt and started shaking.’
As part of his act, Aidas dresses in “designer clothing,” according to local police, and poses as a Russian tourist who does not speak Spanish.
The manager of El Buen Comer sent Aidas’ photo to other restaurants in the area to warn and prevent the scammer from ‘attacking again’.
Another restaurant owner attacked by Aidas said he had ordered several glasses of expensive whiskey, a Russian salad and a main dish such as ribeye or lobster before faking the heart attack.
The fraudster has been jailed for 42 days after refusing two fines he received for his theatre.
As each note he skipped was considered a small amount – between €15 and €70 (£13 and £60) – Aidas only committed “minor crimes”.
His crime spree lasted two months, during which he was arrested several times but released because he only owed a small amount to each restaurant.
But the owners of the scammed restaurants want to file a joint complaint so that the scammer stays locked up longer.
The dinner and script incidents amount to €766 (£666) in combined bills.