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A California man may be facing jail time after inviting women to dinner, ordering expensive wines and lobster, and leaving them to pick up the tab

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A California man may be facing jail time after inviting women to dinner, ordering expensive wines and lobster, and leaving them to pick up the tab

An alleged habitual "dine-and-dash dater" could be facing jail time in California after taking women out to expensive dinners and disappearing before paying the bill.

According to The New York Daily News, 45-year-old Paul Guadalupe Gonzales appeared in a preliminary hearing in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday on 14 counts of extortion.

Prosecutors said during the hearing that Gonzales invited at least 10 women out to dinner over a two-year period beginning in 2016, ordering expensive dishes like steak, lobster, desserts, and wine — and encouraging the women to do the same — before excusing himself from the table, often for a phone call, and eventually leaving the restaurant without a trace.

"The defendant's wrongful conduct induced innocent third parties to pay for his meal, using the implied threat of public humiliation or being viewed as an accomplice to defrauding an innkeeper," Los Angeles prosecutors said in a court filing, according the Daily News.

CNN reported Gonzales was facing up to 16 years and 10 months in county prison for the initial 18 charges, but the Daily News said prosecutors dropped four charges at the hearing due to unavailable witnesses — it's unclear how that will affect the possible maximum sentence.

In two specific instances, prosecutors said the women were left with $120 and $250 tabs, which they paid themselves. In two other instances, the restaurants covered the meal.

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The guy is a lowlife, but only in California would they give someone 16 years in prison for this when there are so many violent offenders that get released every day.

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Bet you any amount of money they'd never send one of the thousands of women who do that to jail. Ever.

That said - the guy is a total  ...... bag Needs his *** kicked hard.

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"what are you doing 16 years in prison for?"

"I skipped out on some dates in California."

hahahaha let's beat the **** out of him.

 

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They use to force the dead beats to work off their debt in the old days.  Dishpan hands...GOOD!

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I'm wondering how they identified him in the first place. He can't have been stupid enough to use his real name on a blind date? Who does that these days?

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