Hungry couple hunting police mocked 12 burgers in just SIX minutes
COPS are on the hunt for a greedy couple who mocked 12 burgers in just six minutes – before walking away without paying a hefty £174 bill.
The couple went to Bite Me Burger in Marlborough, Wiltshire and asked if they could take part in the restaurant’s dining challenge.
The diner owners offer customers the chance to eat a dozen burgers in under six minutes. Whoever completes the challenge will be billed.
But the staff member explained that the contest was not an option as it needed to be booked in advance.
Even so, the couple ordered 12 burgers, ate them all and then refused to pay, claiming they didn’t need to abide by the terms of the challenge.
Police have now released CCTV footage of a man and woman they want to track down after the February 5 incident.
They say they are treating dinner and passing as theft.
Simon Wetton, restaurant owner on Kingsbury Street, said: “We did something called the burger challenge.
“If you can eat 12 burgers in six minutes, we’ll get that bill.
“But the challenge has to be arranged in advance because we have to be there in time.
“These guys said they wanted to do the challenge, but it was Saturday night and we were busy – we didn’t have the staff or the time to do it.
“Unfortunately, we were told they couldn’t make the challenge.
“They still order 12 burgers and say they want – and we explain that we’re sorry, but it’s not realistic.”
NOT FOR FRY
However, when it came time to pay, the couple said they had ended the contest and would not hand over the cash.
The waitstaff went to find the manager – but when they returned, the couple was already out.
Simon said: “I called them and said, ‘Look, you owe me money, come back and pay it,’ but they hung up on me.
“They said they were going to take the restaurant down on social media.
“As it happened, I could see from CCTV that they obviously hadn’t eaten the burger for six minutes – even though it wasn’t pre-arranged.”
Police said they are investigating.
“I don’t want to waste the time of the police or the courts, but above all what restaurants have been through with closures, this is a matter of principle,” said Simon.
“People aren’t allowed to get away with it.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting reference 54220012944.
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