S'porean couple dine and dash in JB bak kut teh shop, $25 bill left unpaid

A couple allegedly ran off without paying their $25 bills after eating at a bak kut teh shop in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, telling an employee that they had left their wallets in their vehicle. 

The incident happened at about 7.49pm on Saturday (Aug 26) at a Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh branch. 

An infuriated employee said that the couple drove a Singapore-registered car and were decked out in branded labels, so he did not expect them to run off.

When they finished eating, the man told the employee that he had left his wallet in his car and wanted to retrieve it.

The unsuspecting employee thought nothing of it and allowed him to leave.

He added:

“After that, the woman also ran out of the shop and I thought to myself, ‘what if they don’t return?’”

The employee promptly alerted the shop owner who rushed out, only to see the two drive off in a silver Toyota with a Singapore-registered licence plate.

Their bill of RM80 ($25) remained unpaid. 

The 57-year-old owner told Shin Min Daily News that it was the first time the couple had patronised the shop.

The owner said that he was aware that his employee had posted the licence plate number of the couple online, but said that he did not intend to pursue the matter, simply wishing to warn other shops about the couple.

He added that this was not the employee’s fault, and he would not ask him to bear the costs.