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Man who faked seizures to escape bar tabs gets 18 months

He won't be able to fake a seizure to get out of this one.

Andrew Timothy Palmer, a 45-year-old who police and prosecutors say has made a hobby out of dining at restaurants and faking seizures to get out of paying the tab, was sentenced to the maximum of 18 months in jail on Friday, according to court records and a blog report.

It's the second time in less than two years that Palmer has received an 18-month sentence for such crimes. Prosecutors hoped the first, in August of 2010, would teach him a lesson. But records show he got right back to work, adding to a record that includes more than 80 arrests and 40 convictions since 1985, the overwhelming majority for non-violent...