More Than 100 Customers Left Restaurant Without Paying

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"It happened in the space of a minute," said Antonio Rodriguez to the BBC. "It was something they had planned and they left in a stampede."

In what will likely go down as the biggest dine-and-dash in history, 120 diners at a restaurant in Spain up and left without paying for their orders. The incident occurred at El Carmen diner in Bembribe, a city located in the province of LeÓn, the BBC reports

"It happened in the space of a minute," Antonio Rodriguez, a restaurant worker, said to the BBC. "It was something they had planned and they left in a stampede."

According to Rodriguez, the diners only paid 900 Euro ($950), and they owe 2,000 Euro ($2124.50). They left as dessert was about to be served. 

The customers were reportedly celebrating a baptism, and they had ordered 30 bottles of alcohol, appetizers, a main course, and more. The consumption apparently blew away Rodriguez, who hasn't seen anything like it in 35 years of restaurant work. 

Rodriguez has reported the incident to the police, but doubts the restaurant will ever be compensated. Authorities told a local newspaper they haven't been able to get in touch with the diners. They are thought to be from outside the country. 

Hopefully, the publicity the incident brings about will be enough to attract customers and make up for El Carmen's loss. 

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