Now it’s porridge for diner who wouldn’t pay
9:30am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
A MAN who plagued Oxford restaurants by dining and then refusing to pay will again be eating prison food.
Christopher Travis, right, was twice jailed in Oxford in late 2011 after breaking an antisocial behaviour order that bans him from every pub and restaurant in England and Wales.
During his second stint of ‘dining and dashing’ the alcoholic even handed staff at the Old Tom in St Aldate’s a cutting from the Oxford Mail and boasted of his notoriety.
Now he has again been jailed – this time for two years – for pulling the same stunt at a Spanish tapas bar in Plymouth.
When he was presented with the £20.45 bill he patted his pockets and pulled out a 20p piece.
The 53-year-old told staff that he had only recently got out of prison and wanted to go back – a wish that Judge Paul Darlow accommodated at Plymouth Crown Court.
Judge Darlow told Travis on Friday: “You knew you weren’t going to pay for that. That was an act of fraud.”