Paul Guadalupe Gonzales became the dine-and-dash dater & # 39; after he left a series of restaurants and left his date with the bill
A thief called the & # 39; Dine-and-Dash Dater & # 39; after he left his meals at expensive restaurants with women he had met online, left them with the huge bill, surrendered to the police to serve his prison sentence.
Paul Guadalupe Gonzales deceived between 10 and 18 women over $ 950 between May 2016 and April 2018 by luring them to luxurious restaurants in California, running into a high bill and then leaving without any part of the tab. Pay.
The 45-year-old told the women that he was training for a bodybuilding contest and often ordered two meals before pretending to call and leave the restaurant.
In the case of one victim, he would have ordered two glasses of wine in 10 minutes, along with wine, filet mignon steak and shrimp.
He was sentenced to 120 days in prison in the county, three years probation, and was banned from using dating apps Plenty or Fish and Bumble for three years at a previous hearing.
Gonzales pleaded in November for no offense counts of deceiving a lousy by a non-payment and a small number of petty theft, said the district attorney in Los Angeles.
He was also ordered to pay $ 240 in return to two of his victims and stay at least 100 yards away from five restaurants.
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Diane Guilmette (left) said she met Gonzales in 2016 and he asked her to meet him at Morton & # 39; s Steakhouse before she gave her a $ 163 bill. Carol Meredith (right) said in May last year that Gonzales drew the same scam about her
Model Carol Meredith said that when she arrived in Mercado Gonzales had already eaten but had ordered more food, then after the food he apologized from the table and never came back
Gonzales spent just under a month in prison after his arrest in August last year by the Pasadena police, which is deducted as time went from his sentence, CBS Los Angeles reports.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Michael Fern said that several women eventually paid for themselves when Gonzales held them with the bill for dinner after being connected through a dating app, and in two cases the restaurants took the bill.
"I think justice is served", Carol Meredith, a model from Valencia, California, who said she was being duped by Gonzales, told the New York Daily News at the time of his sentence two months ago.
& # 39; I do not know if that sentence will deter him. He can go to another state and use an alias. But there is always karma. I believe in karma. & # 39;
Meredith first appeared in May and accused Gonzales of asking her to meet him in a Mexican restaurant for a date and then jump to the bill.
She told Inside Edition that Gonzales was the fake name & # 39; Mike & # 39; used in his Bumble dating profile and & # 39; knew what to say & # 39 ;.
Michelle, a woman, said that Gonzales & # 39; was going to do everything & # 39; with ordering filet mignon, a shrimp salad and a few cups of coffee, but left her to pay for everything at Smitty's Bar and Grill in Pasadena
& # 39; That makes me really angry, & # 39; she said, thinking about their disastrous date.
Meredith said that Gonzales presented himself online as a cheerful and adventurous man who was looking for a serious relationship.
& # 39; I am very nice, positive, humorous and adventurous. I love sports, music, water sports and traveling, and eating out and trying new things, "says the biography on his profile, according to Inside Edition. & # 39; Looking for someone who is super adventurous and together creates lots of memories and smiles. Please turn LEFT if you just want to connect. Not my style #TooClassy. & # 39;
Gonzales had his profession mentioned as an expert in the field of sport and physical education.
When Meredith arrived in Mercado before their date, Gonzales told her that he had already completed a full meal but was still hungry, so he continued to order a steak dinner, she said.
After he had finished eating, Gonzales apologized from the table and never returned, Meredith said. Mercado's manager took care of Meredith's meal so she did not have to pay.
From the infamous' dine-and-dash dater & # 39; is believed that between May and April 2018 she has betrayed between 10 and 18 women over $ 950
Another woman named Michelle told CBS Los Angeles that the same thing happened to her when she met Gonzales online and he asked her to meet him at Smitty's Bar and Grill in Pasadena.
She said that Gonzales & # 39; was going to do everything & # 39; to order filet mignon, a shrimp salad and a few cups of coffee. Michelle said that after he had eaten, Gonzales had told her that she had to get his phone charger out of the car, but never came back, so she had to pay the $ 130 tab.
& # 39; I have not told the restaurant, nothing. I think I embarrassed myself more, my pride was just like, you know, I felt stupid, "she said, and added: & # 39; I think he owes an apology to every woman. I think that would humiliate him by offering his apologies to the women. & # 39;
Last March, another woman in California revealed that Gonzales was inviting her to BJs in Pasadena and left her with the bill after pretending to go outside for a phone call. The woman said that the restaurant had done the food, but asked her to pay for their wine.
In 2016, Diane Guilmette said she had eaten with Gonzales at Morton & # 39; s Steakhouse, where he ordered an aperitif for herself and a steak dinner before giving her a $ 163 bill.
At the first hearing of Gonzales in September, single mother Martha Barba shared a similar story of July 2016.
Barba said the two met at a Chipotle on the fourth of July, but Gonzales quickly moved the date to a lovers restaurant, Houston's.
& # 39; I did not want to go. He did not look like his photo's. I was not attracted to him, "said Barba, about her first reaction to their date.
"He kept saying," I got you, order what you want, I pay, do not worry about it. "He ordered steak, wine, salad, just everything you could order, & # 39, she said.
Then Gonzales drew his typical move and said he had to call, and Barba had to order dessert while he was gone, but he never came back and she was left with a $ 160 check.
"I felt embarrassed and did not want to say anything," Barba testified, showing at the same time that she had to dive into her rent to pay the meals.
The court ordered Gonzales to stay with Bumble and Plenty of Fish while on trial, where he was sentenced for the next three years
A woman named Yolanda Lora spoke with reporters outside the courtroom at the hearing in September about the deceptive actions of Gonzales when he invited her to a sushi restaurant in West Hollywood.
I remember that he was talking very quickly and ate very quickly and said his youngest son was calling him, & # 39; said Lora, noting that Gonzales ordered two glasses of wine within 10-15 minutes.
& # 39; What kind of sample does this do? I was so ashamed, "Lora said. & # 39; I'm just glad he's caught. I do not want other women to go through that. & # 39;
Gonzales was originally enacted at seven points of extortion, two counts of attempted extortion and one count of major theft crimes, as well as two crime counts all of deceiving a worth and small theft.
He pleaded not guilty in August of those charges, but three months later came to a plea for prosecutors.