Suspects ask police for help in botched â??Dine and Dashâ?? in Sylvan Beach
Wed, 30 May 2012 12:07:42 GMT — Four young adults from the Syracuse area were charged after "dining and dashing" and finding themselves locked out of their car.Police say that after a 17-year-old girl from DeWitt locked her keys in her car, she went in to the State Police station in Sylvan Beach to ask for help unlocking her car. She declined to call AAA stating that they would take too long, and asked police for the number of a local garage before leaving the station.Just moments later, police say they were dispatched to Cinderella's Restaurant on Main Street in the Village of Sylvan Beach where an employee reported that two men and two women had eaten and fled without paying.Police say the employee followed the suspects to their car and reported that they were locked out of the vehicle.When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the girl who had just requested help standing by her car along with another woman and two men, all from Syracuse and between the ages of 17 and 20.Police say all four individuals gave conflicting reasons as to why the left the restaurant without paying.
They were charged with theft of services and issued appearance tickets.