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Police: Dine-And-Dash Suspect ‘Just Needed A Beer’

Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 07:15:22-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A man was arrested over the weekend after police say he dined and dashed several times from the same bar.

Police say Jonathan Jones, 47, had frequented Sidebar at least twice, ordered drinks, and then left before paying for the items he ordered.

WAVE 3 News is reporting that Jones’ arrest citation says he had been banned from the bar for not paying, or not having the money to pay for his order.

Jones told officers he did not have the money to pay his $16.86 tab. Officers determined Jones ordered and drank the drinks, and used the bar’s services knowing he did not have the money to pay the tab.

When police asked why, Jones replied “I just needed a beer.”