A father-son duo were arrested for allegedly posing as hotel guests and escaping without paying bills after dining there, police said Monday.
He identified the two as 57-year-old Suhas Nerlekar and son Swapnil (32), both residents of Kandivali East.
Explaining the modus operandi, the official said, "They used to book rooms in posh hotels after introducing themselves as businessmen. Before collecting the keys of their rooms, the two would have dinner at the hotel and then sneak away without paying the bill."
On Saturday, a hotel staffer stopped them while they were making an exit and asked them to pay the bill, he said.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)