POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:22pm
LAS CRUCES — An Applebee's customer attemped an 'eat-and-run' in Las Cruces Thursday while the restaurant was hosting a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit New Mexico Special Olympics atheletes.
According to a report, Alan Golden, 22, was eating dinner with a group of people at the restaurant on Hickory Loop during the fundraiser, where police acted as hosts and servers to collect tips for the benefit.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say two women with Golden left the restaurant. Golden followed them a short time later, leaving a tab for less than $30 unpaid.
Golden was charged with obtaining services less than $100. He was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center on a $250 surety bond.
Tip-A-Cop is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit New Mexico Special Olympics. This year’s event raised $3,440.