Dine-and-dashers walk out on Canal Street restaurant tab, threaten waitress, NOPD says

(Photo courtesy of NOPD)
The identities of a man and woman are sought after they allegedly walked out on a tab at a Canal Street restaurant before using a knife to threaten a waitress who followed them.

The incident occurred in the 800 block of Canal Street on Monday, at about 3:30 p.m., when the pair reportedly left the restaurant without paying for their tab, according to New Orleans Police.

A waitress followed the pair to the intersection of Canal and Bourbon streets, where she allegedly grabbed the female suspect’s purse.

The male suspect then produced a knife and told the waitress to stop following them, which she complied with, according to New Orleans Police. The pair fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the pictured man and woman is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-7867.