Man fakes heart attack to dodge restaurant bill

Full stomach and empty wallet earns con artist a night in jail

May 30th, 2014 2:55 pm| by admin

A 53-year-old Swedish man wanted to eat at Jensen's Bøfhus in Aalborg, but couldn’t cover the bill.

He ran up a tab for food and drink of over 500 kroner, but when the bill was presented, the skint diner went to the toilet, lied down on the floor and pretended to be ill, claiming heart trouble.

Paramedics called to the scene could find nothing wrong with the man beyond his empty pockets.

READ MORE: Diner fined for whining, but did café cross the line?

The stunt earned the Swede a night in jail. Aalborg police said that they would try to make him pay up, but if he was truly broke, “you cannot get blood from a stone”.

(Photo by iStock)
Prospects of the City: Published with my principles intact
In which the prospector confronts the prospect of a Copenhagen from which t...
Ronn-Nielsen in action - like a scene out of 'Good Will Hunting'
Winning with probability theory
The University of Copenhagen has awarded mathematician Anders Ronn-Nielsen ...
(Photo by Paul Kalirai)
A true showman’s coming to town!
Rufus Wainwright “The last time I saw Rufus Wainwright he was in the b...
(Photo by Motorhead Facebook Page)
November’s ace in the pack
MOTÖRHEAD The self-proclaimed ‘World’s Loudest Band’ have just a ...
About Town: Royal Copenhagen is having a laugh this year
Photos by Hasse Ferrold   Royal Copenhagen’s Christm...
An unmistakable sign that it's toasty season in Denmark (Photo by iStock)
A Dane Abroad: Rocking that wet raccoon look
As the dark days of December grow darker, the lights of Copenhagen grow bri...