120 flee Spain restaurant 'in stampede' without paying $3,000 bill

120 flee Spain restaurant 'in stampede' without paying $3,000 bill
PHOTO: Hotel Carmen Bembibre, video screengrab

A group of 120 people fled a restaurant en masse in Spain after racking up an unpaid bill of 2,000 euros (S$2,975) on Monday (Feb 27).

They had consumed starters, a main course and 30 bottles of alcoholic drinks before leaving "in a stampede" just as dessert was about to be served, the national El Pais newspaper reported.

The Romanian diners, who did pay a deposit of 900 euros, were celebrating the baptism of two children at the restaurant in Hotel Carmen in Bembibre, Leon province.

"It happened in the space of a minute," restaurant owner Antonio Rodriguez told Leonoticias, adding that his employees could not stop them. "It was something they had planned."

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Investigations are ongoing, but Rodriguez is not too optimistic about getting repaid.


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