Dine-And-Dash In Cop's Car Sparks Internal Affairs Probe

Please never do this

NBC10Customers fled Philadelphia's Tiffany Diner in a car with a Fraternal Order of Police tag.
"Dine-and-dash": the three words no restaurant server wants to hear. We also really hate it. At its worst, it's one of those things that causes you to sit back, vaguely depressed, and wonder at the daring stupidity of people. That's especially true of one recent story, in which a group of diners allegedly ditched their bill in a manner so seemingly tailor-made for tabloid headlines that the only thing missing is an alien baby.

The scene was Philadelphia's Tiffany Diner, where waitress Ashley Volkan had no indication of what the group of adults she was serving was about to do. As Philly.com reported, the group left Volkan a counterfeit $50 bill before making a run for it. But that's not the weird part--the group, two men and two women--then escaped in a car bearing a Fraternal Order of Police tag on its license plate.

"She ran in front of their car...and they almost ran her over," said manager Sinan Grecer. "Another manager took down the license plate and gave it to the police. They checked to see who it belonged to, and it ended up being registered to an officer."

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The plot thickens. The incident soon sparked an Internal Affairs probe (cue Law & Order theme), although the officer who owns the vehicle, Von Williams, was quickly cleared.

"She wasn't there," John McNesby, president of FOP Lodge No. 5, told Philly.com. "She lent the car to some relatives and I imagine charges will be pending against them."

Typically, the destructive impact of the dine-and-dash (dining-and-dashing?) is limited to restaurant servers, from whom it steals tips and can potentially threaten their livelihood. But in this instance, the ditchers managed to find a way to simultaneously threaten the reputation of an officer who, McNesby noted, has been with the Philly police for 14 years.

Way to go?

"Everybody was in shock," said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. "I just don't understand why anyone would do something like this."

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Both parties have sold middle America out! I have faith in neither one and are looking for the common sense party. Not a bunch of crackpots do we need either.

April 29 2014 at 6:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
mark and sheri

At our local Chinese Buffet, four people Dined and Dashed on a $40.00 bill. The owner still has their photos from the surveillance tape posted.
Like they say, eat Chinese food, you're hungry an hour later.....

April 26 2014 at 2:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


April 26 2014 at 12:06 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to cathybugles's comment

At least now you know how I felt about Dubya. At least Obama didn't invade two countries without an exit strategy and then declare "mission Accomplished" well before even being close.. We haven't had a President since President Clinton. A few more years and we'll have relief thanks to Another President Clinton, ironic isn't it?

April 26 2014 at 12:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to mt1975's comment

Relief, from that stupid old hag Hilary ? man ur on da crack pipe !

April 26 2014 at 1:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
mark and sheri

Bill. Could not even keep himself from lying about an affair when all he had to was point to Hillary and say "Do You Blame Me?" Created Chinese Wall between Intell and Law Enforcement that led to more terrorism. And, was a big NAFTA supporter, that has led to our dependency on foreign goods. Bom bed the crap out of the former Yugoslavia. Bombed milk factories in Iraq. Pushed an Assault Weapons Ban that did nothing to make us safer. But of course, Bill was the last real President. Yeah, right. Worked in Gov't in his administration. He and his minions gutted some law enforcement efforts. Fact

April 26 2014 at 2:24 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down

Your an idiot.I know its hard for you chimps.But try and stay on topic.

April 26 2014 at 12:55 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

No tikie no laundry

April 26 2014 at 12:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please forgive me, I am sorry for my rant. Go ahead and say what ever you want, America is a free country. I have the free choice to listen or not.

April 25 2014 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Every time I read these post of an article after the article there has to be some political accusation made aboout our current president. Can anybody remember how the times were running before the democrat was elected into office??? I do, times were extremely tough. If it takes a stupid Democrate to be in office for me to have a job, so be it. Just remember it was Republicans that started Americas longest and costliest war that will never end..

Just make your stupid commets about the thread and leave politics out of it, you stupidity shines through ever time.

Yes, I have been on the battle line, I have left friends behind and I will never forget it, ever. Just try to stand in front of over whelming numbers, just once in a kill or be killed situation and then try to fit back into society. Leave the stupid politics out of it, after all, they are all the same with thier false promises. So grow up and talk about the topic in hand.

Democrate, republican, it really don't make no difference, they are in bed with each other.

April 25 2014 at 11:41 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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April 26 2014 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lady Angel

Try and Remember that it was DEMOCRATS in control of our Congress when the War started and when we went into Recession and that DEMOCRATS who had to vote along with Republicans to go into war. We might have had a Republican President but it is Congress who makes the laws about going into war, taxes, etc etc.. so before you blame Republicans for the messes.. check who was in Congress and who voted for what. I would say Republicans and Democrats are equally to blame for both the war and the recession. But of course 60% of Americans are not smart enough to realize how things work in this country so have no idea who to really blame for things.

April 26 2014 at 12:39 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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I saw that happen at a local eatery several years ago. Two young people were in the eatery on a busy Friday night. I happen to see the gentleman hurry out the door and shortly there after the girl ran out also. When I mentioned it to our waitress, who we knew from going in there often, she said she knew who the two were. Apparently these two people come into the restaurant often, not sure if they knew their names, but she wasn't too concerned because she said they would catch them.

I would never have the nerve to do anything like that.

I also watched a young man drive off from a gas pump at a local 7/11 as I was getting gas. He had pumped gas at a pump across from me and then got in the car and drove off and the nozzle landed on the cement. Of course he didn't have any lights on and I was not able to get a license number, but when I reported it to the clerk in the store, he said he knew exactly who the kid was. Apparently this young person came into the store all the time, and I did hear that he got caught! People are crazy to think that they can get away with stealing all the time.

April 25 2014 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Kay's comment

My girlfriend worked at a gas station/convenience store. She had a unique way of dealing with drive-offs. She kept a carton of eggs in the window. When someone tried to drive off, she would lob a rotten egg at their car. She managed to toss one through an open window on one guy who came back and wanted the company to pay to have his interior cleaned. Got himself arrested instead.

April 26 2014 at 3:12 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Corrupt cops? Oh...yeah.........how shocking.......

April 25 2014 at 10:44 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to myadreplies's comment

Try reading the article next time. The police officer was quickly cleared. I know its important that you rush to judgment about police officers because you have had negative interactions while breaking the law but just try to sound out all the words in the story before you make a fool of yourself.

April 26 2014 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It wasn't the cop. Reread the article and you will find that the cops car was lent to some of her relatives who did the dirty deed.

April 26 2014 at 2:06 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Scooter is an idiot!

April 25 2014 at 10:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

vroom123 they were in a COPS car.......soooooo he is to blame ....our tax dollars pay for the car and the gas...
VICKIE - did you not read the article. It was the Police Officers PERSONAL car - not her Police Car. You need to stop posting.

April 25 2014 at 10:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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