Man faces 13 years in prison following series of dates in which he 'dined-and-dashed', leaving women with the bills 5 years ago

Man faces 13 years in prison following series of dates in which he 'dined-and-dashed', leaving women with the bills

If that wasn't bad enough, all of the dates were in VERY expensive restaurants.

Listen, we've all had some bad dates in our lives.


Well, we certainly hope you have because it makes the rest of us feel better if the pain can be shared.

However, a group of women have come forward to share their same experience with the same man, which has eventually resulted in him being taken to court and now facing up to 13 years in prison for his actions.

According to The Washington Post, 45-year-old Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, known as the "serial dine-and-dasher" in local Los Angeles media, was arrested this week on 10 felony charges in connection with his actions while on dates between May 2016 and April 2018.

He has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of extortion, two counts of attempted extortion and one count of grand theft, accused of cheating his dates out of more than $950 (around €815).


In addition to the eight women, two restaurants are also listed as victims because they decided to pick up the tab instead of leaving it with the women who had been abandoned at a table full of empty plates.

One of the women gave an in-detail breakdown of how the date went - and it was eerily similar to the stories told by the other women.


Meeting through online dating site Plenty of Fish, swapping pictures of their kids and sharing their appreciation for good food.

On their first date, he ordered two expensive entrees (including lobster!), expensive wine and then a soufflé for dessert.

He told her he had to go make a phone call. Moon thought he was on the call for a long time and asked her waiter if he had he seen her date, and the waiter told her that he had already left.

"I couldn’t believe it," she told TWP. "I just handed [the waiter] my credit card and said, 'I just want to go home' — $250 later, I was out the door."


All of this makes me feel much better about choosing to be single.

Yep, absolutely a choice, and not because nobody will go on a date with me... Nope, not that at all...