PALM SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) — Police say a couple who attempted to dine-and-dash from a popular breakfast joint did it in front of several Palm Springs Police Department detectives.
Shawn Deans, 27, and Shona Morrison, 35, both of Palm Springs, face charges of burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and violating probation. Both are being held without bail, according to Riverside County jail records.
Police say a group of detectives were eating breakfast at Elmer’s Restaurant Monday morning when they noticed a man and a woman walk away from the table next to them, acting suspiciously.
The detectives checked with the restaurant staff and found that the couple had just dined and dashed in front of them, so they left the restaurant to track them down, according to officials. Witnesses pointed out the direction the couple were last seen.
The pair allegedly ran across the street and behind some local hotels before separating in an attempt to lose the detectives. But the detectives caught up to them and they were taken into custody without further incident.