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Man accused of faking heart attacks to avoid bills

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Man accused of faking heart attacks to avoid bills 

WAUKESHA, Wis. - A 52-year-old Milwaukee-area man has been accused of faking heart attacks to avoid paying restaurant bills and cab fares.

Police say the Waukesha (WAWK'-uh-shaw) man took a cab to a mall Monday and pretended to have a heart attack. The cab driver left unpaid.

Authorities say the man then ran up a $23 bill when he had a steak dinner at Applebee's. He again pretended to have a heart attack.

This time the fire department took him to a hospital. A doctor there recognized the man as having pulled the same stunt in the past few weeks.

He was charged Thursday with defrauding a restaurant as a habitual criminal. He could get up to nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Comments

1.
time*treatComment by time*treat - July 5, 2008, 2:33 pm
Just wait 'till he has a real one :-)
And couldn't he have found a classier place to try this scam on?
What's next? A slip-n-fall at McDonald's?
2.
justxploringComment by justxploring - July 5, 2008, 10:40 pm
So now he'll get 3 free meals a day and he'll spend a lot of time behind a bar.

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