The year was 2007. The place, El Lago Mexican restaurant in Texas. An employee called to report a dine and dash. The man scarfed down his meal and ditched out without paying the check. He fled to a vacant building across the street.
On the backside of the building, the responding officer found an unsecured door. When he entered, he called out “Marco” in an attempt to “inject humor into the situation.” Unbelievably, the suspect called back “Polo” and was quickly apprehended by the officer.
The man was charged with criminal trespass, though the restaurant declined to press charges for the dine and dash.