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Who is the man in the fedora? Baltimore restaurant owners say they've been stiffed by a dapper dine-and-dasher

Who is the man in the fedora? Baltimore restaurant owners say they've been stiffed by a dapper dine-and-dasher

He wears a madras shirt and straw fedora, tells of partying with designer Gianni Versace, and says he left a $4,000-a-month apartment because he just couldn’t take New York anymore.

Since coming to Baltimore this spring, the dapper diner has indulged in some of the city’s bests. He’s partied poolside at the Sagamore Pendry hotel, tasted ceviche in Fells Point and sipped Sangiovese in Little Italy. He’s also left a trail of servers waiting for him to pay.

In four days alone, he skipped out on a $45 tab at Golden West Cafe in Hampden and a $59 check at Joe Benny’s in Little Italy, and he stiffed Todd Conner’s in Fells Point for $52, restaurant owners say.

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