There's no such thing as a free meal. A man was arrested on fraud charges after he left Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Uptown without paying his $122.81 bill.
More central city crime:
A Leather & Lace employee's purse was stolen from her locker in the South Boulevard club on Aug. 17.
Two cars were broken into on Ideal Way in Dilworth on Aug. 16 or 17. A CD player was stolen from one; an iPod, dock and adapter, Oakley sunglasses, cell phone charger and old wallet were nabbed from the other.
Someone broke into a Lexus in a Sixth Street parking deck and stole a Magellan GPS system and iPod Touch.
A TomTom GPS system, car stereo, Verizon Bluetooth headset, iPod nano, Gucci sunglasses and Chanel sunglasses were stolen from a car on Cleveland Avenue in Dilworth.
Someone broke into a car parked in Elizabeth and stole a Louis Vitton purse but ditched the purse and its contents just down the block.
Someone stole a woman's Motorola phone from a pool table while she was at Jillian's in South End on Aug. 17.
A woman drove off from a Central Avenue gas station without paying $32 for the gas she had pumped.
Prescription medications, $20 cash and tickets to the hospital cafeteria were stolen from a woman's purse while she was sleeping in the Levine Children's Hospital family lounge.
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