EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) -- Sit down for a gourmet meal at a great restaurant. And when it’s time to pay up ...
Make a run for it! It’s the good ole dine and dash. For some it was a rite of passage. But the owner of East Village restaurant Joe & Misses Doe, Joe Dobias, says what one man did Wednesday night just wasn’t funny.
"He ate and drank for a quite a few hours and as the bar got busier and eventually he from what I understand hit the door but not to run out like the usual dine and dash."
Dobias claims this guy was so bold, he actually had a car waiting for him, a black car.
The bartender believes he used a taxi mobile app like Uber or Lyft to custom order his getaway ride -- all to avoid paying for his food and drinks.
So the restaurant sent out a tweet, hoping that if Uber or Lyft were used to help with this crime, the companies could also help track down this bill beater.
"It was a tough thing to swallow as a small business owner. We have a $93 check gone, the bartender doesn’t get a tip and this person gets away with this classic rouse with a very 2014 kind of way," Dobias said.
Dobias has not heard back from either ride share service just yet. But this comes as the complaints and concerns -- especially over Uber -- continue to stack up.
"There is a lot of money at stake here and I guarantee you the big investors are very aware of whats going on and they are making some frantic phone calls tonight," Shankman said.