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BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Police in Bellingham, Wash., say a middle-aged couple ordered $50 worth of food at a Mexican restaurant before they walked out without paying, but this dine-and-dash had an added twist.

Police spokesman Mark Young says an employee of Jalapeos restaurant followed the two last Friday, caught up to the woman and told her she forgot to pay. The spokesman says the woman replied that she wasn't about to pay. Young says the man then pulled out a knife with a foot-long blade.

The Bellingham Herald reports that the employee backed off, got into his car and followed the couple, later spotting a police parking officer and telling her what happened.

Police were unable to find the pair.

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