DOWNTOWN — A Georgia man was arrested three times in one week for allegedly running up big tabs at Downtown bars and then failing to pay, including an $1,800 bill at Trump Tower.
And he's still on the run.
Robert A. "Honey Bear" Heath, 30, of Canton, Georgia faces a felony theft charge over his alleged dine-and-dash spree that hit three Downtown bars last month, police said.
Heath was arrested for skipping out on an unpaid $1,839 tab March 10 at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave.
But police records show the Heath was arrested for allegedly doing the same thing two other times that week at other restaurants.
"This guy was well-dressed and looked like he knew what he was talking about," said Marco Villavicencio, manager of Coco Pazzo Cafe at 212 E. Ohio St. But when the bill came, "he didn't have no money."
Villavicencio said Heath ordered bottles of Veuve Clicquot and Barolo, saying he was waiting for a guest March 7 at the Streeterville cafe. His tab eventually hit $229 before Coco Pazzo served him with a bill.
Heath told him he didn't have any money, Villavicencio said.
"So we called the cops and said 'you have to pay,'" the manager said.
Heath also ran up a $100 unpaid tab March 14 at Mother's Too, 14 W. Division St.
"He couldn't pay his tab while he was here," said a Mother's Too bartender who declined to give her name. "They opened his suitcase and found his [police] tickets."
Police confirmed the details of the arrests but declined to comment further.
Sixteen, the rooftop restaurant at Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Rebar, the tower's lobby bar, could not be reached for comment.
Court records show Heath is currently wanted for felony theft after failing to appear in court on the Trump Tower theft charge. Records show the Coco Pazzo theft charge was dropped after representatives from the restaurant failed to appear in court. The theft charge stemming from Mother's Too has also been dropped, records show.
Crime blog CWB Chicago first reported the Trump Tower theft.