The 'gastrojeta', expert in binge eating and faking heart attacks to avoid paying

The 'gastrojeta', expert in binge eating and faking heart attacks to avoid paying

A 50-year-old man with the appearance of a wealthy Eastern tourist and a specialist in sitting at a table in good restaurants to enjoy succulent meals before faking a heart attack to avoid paying, better known as the gastroenteritis in the National Police of Alicante, He has returned to the cells after a new arrest.

This is the twentieth arrest and subsequent night in cell in just one year for these small scams in establishments in the tourist area of ​​the Alicante city, the last this Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. after tasting a seafood paella and two whiskeys in the restaurant-tapería Good eating on Calle Mayor, in the historic center, with an unpaid bill of 34.85 euros.

Although at first glance it gives the impression of being "the typical russian tourist", is actually a Lithuanian citizen who does not speak Spanish (he does seem to understand it) and with no known address, and it is known that he has been in Alicante since at least November 2022, when he was arrested for the first time.

'Simpas' both at lunch and dinner

He gastroenteritis It serves both lunches and dinners and even tapas, and in its history it has orders of rice and lobster or entrecôtes with the common denominator of accompanying them with various whiskeys (always White Label). He normally orders a Russian salad tapa, "which he seems to like quite a bit," he told this Wednesday to Efe a National police officer who has participated in four of the arrests.

According to this agent of the Response Operational Group of the Alicante central police station (GOR), He wears long gray pants, a polo shirt, sneakers. trekking and a vest from well-known brands.

The manager of the restaurant 'El Buen Comer', Moses Doménechexplained that this man arrived at his business yesterday and that he chose a table inside, where he ordered "seafood paella for one" and a whiskey, "which he drank in one gulp," before ordering another double to accompany the rice. .

Fakes heart attacks

Without having paid the bill of 34.85 euros, "he was going to leave without paying but a colleague stopped him and told him that the bill was pending," to which the gastroenteritis He answered without getting upset that he was going to go to the hotel to get the money.

When he was denied permission to leave without paying the bill, the Lithuanian threw himself on the ground very close to the street door and ostensibly pretended to be unwell but from good eating They did not fall into the trap and called the Police.

Shortly after, the gastroenteritis He asked the agents for an ambulance but he was quickly recognized by them and, after verifying that he was actually okay, they handcuffed him and took him to the Police station, in whose dungeons he will remain until a quick trial tomorrow.

He smiles when he is stopped

Domenech has taken several photos gastroenteritis and has passed them on to other restaurants in the area. Provincial Hospitality Association (APEHA) so that he does not do his thing again in the near future.

The police officer who arrested him four times added that the gastroenteritis He usually "smiles" when the agents arrive, and never blushes or loses his calm, perhaps because "he sees himself unpunished." Always with several drinks on her, she apparently doesn't mind spending a night or two in the cell before going before the judge.

It is planned that the gastroenteritis have a quick trial in the Court of Instruction number 1 of the city for a minor crime of fraud.