Four cheapskate customers at an upstate New York restaurant were reportedly busted after police said they tried to dine and dash – but left keys to their getaway car locked inside it.
State police said that moments before a Syracuse restaurant phoned in the theft report, a 17-year-old woman had entered their station complaining that she’d locked her keys in her car, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported.
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Troopers suggested the woman call AAA, but she instead asked for the number of a local garage, the paper reported.
Soon after the woman left the station troopers were dispatched to Cinderella's Restaurant. They found the same 17-year-old waiting outside a car with three other suspects, ages 18, 20 and 17, NBC affiliate WKTV reported.
All four gave conflicting stories and the group was arrested for theft of services.