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Las Cruces Man Allegedly Dines And Dashes During Police Special Olympics Fundraiser

A man who allegedly skipped out on paying his bill at a Las Cruces Applebee’s during a law enforcement fundraiser Thursday night has been arrested and charged, according to Doa Ana County Sheriff’s officials.

According to an incident report, Alan Golden, 22, was eating dinner with a group of people at the restaurant during the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit New Mexico Special Olympics athletes. The event featured numerous area law enforcement officers acting as hosts and servers, collecting tips for the benefit.

Doa Ana County Sheriff’s deputies said two women with Golden left the restaurant and Golden followed them a short time later, leaving a tab for less than $30 unpaid.

Golden was charged with obtaining services less than $100. He was booked into the Doa Ana County Detention Center on a $250 surety bond.

Tip-A-Cop is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit New Mexico Special Olympics. This year’s event raised $3,440.

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