Restaurant diners nabbed for eating and not paying

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown Police arrested a Dover man and Smyrna woman after they dined at two Georgetown restaurants on consecutive days and fled each time without paying.

On June 23, Brandon Staats, 25, of Dover, and Catiliyn Hudson, 22, of Smyrna were each arrested for two counts of theft under $1,500 and two counts of conspiracy, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said.

Catiliyn Hudson

Brandon Staats

Staats and Hudson were taken into custody by Delaware State Police near Cheswold. Staats was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Facility and Hudson was committed to Baylor Women’s Institution both in lieu of $400 secured bond, Det. Melvin said.

Georgetown Police on June 19 were dispatched to Pizza King regarding a theft of services complaint. Officers learned that an unknown male and female entered the restaurant, ordered dinner and then fled the establishment to avoid paying for their order.

Georgetown Police released images and video of the suspects from the incident and with the public’s assistance, both suspects were quickly identified. Georgetown police also learned that an incident occurred at Georgetown Family Restaurant on June 18 involving similar suspects.

Through investigation, Georgetown police determined the suspects identified from the Pizza King theft also committed a theft at Georgetown Family Restaurant.

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