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“Fill the belly”: Man who faked heart attack in 20 restaurants to avoid paying the bills arrested

Aidas J is a Lithuanian who lives in Spain and scammed 20 restaurants in the city of Alicante before he was arrested and jailed.

During his performances, he would fall to the floor and clutch his chest in faked agony.

‘It was very theatrical, he pretended to faint and slumped himself down on the floor,’ one of the eateries the conman scammed, told reporters.

Aidas even requested medical attention for his fake heart problems and was only found out when he tried his ordeal twice at El Buen Comer. 

As part of his act, Aidas dresses in ‘designer clothes’, according to local police, and pretends to be a Russian tourist who doesn’t speak Spanish. 

Another restaurant owner targeted by Aidas said he had ordered several glasses of expensive whiskey, a Russian salad and a main dish like entrecote or lobster before he faked the heart attack.

The scammer has now been jailed for 42 days after he refused two fines he received for his theatrics. 
As each bill he skipped was considered a small amount – ranging from €15 to €70 (£13-£60), Aidas only committed ‘minor crimes’.

His crime spree went on for two months, during which he was arrested several times but let go because he only owed a small amount to each restaurant. 

But the owners of the scammed restaurants want to file a joint complaint to get the conman locked away for longer.

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