A 41-year-old transient was behind bars Thursday on $60,000 bail on suspicion of not paying a $94 bill at the new Mr. Chow in Malibu.
Iuliana Pop was arrested about 10 p.m. Jan. 20 at the restaurant, which opened New Years Eve, on Cross Creek Road in the Malibu Country Mart, according to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.
Investigators allege that Pop entered Mr. Chow and ordered food, but claimed she did not have any money and her credit cards would not work when the $94.29 bill came. She had eaten at the restaurant the day before and had paid with cash.
Pop told a deputy that she knew she did not have any means to pay for her food, telling him, "I ate good and now I’m going to jail to sleep good."
She was arrested and taken to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station, where she was booked on misdemeanor burglary charges.
According to investigators, the woman has been arrested at several Malibu businesses for dining and not paying for the meals. She is on probation for burglary stemming from those arrests.