Transient Arrested on Suspicion of Unpaid $94 Bill at Mr. Chow

The woman has been arrested at several Malibu businesses for dining and not paying for the meals.

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.

Cece Stein January 26, 2013 at 04:56 PM
The capacity of many homeless people to work is limited because of mental illness. However, based on past incidences and her statement, she clearly knew what she was doing, chances are that many not be the issue. She got exactly what she was striving for, food and shelter, only she is not working for it, she is getting it at the expense of taxpayer money in an already overcrowded system. Michael Chow is a new business owner in this community and should not be penalized for enforcing his right to prosecute. He should also be treated with respect as he is most probably employing a few people in this community who need the work to pay for food and shelter, not expect the system to do it for them ( that includes those who chose welfare over work ). He is setting an example in this community by not tolerating being taken advantage of. Good for him. Hopefully this woman will eventually get help. For now, she got exactly what SHE wanted. Shelter and food for the near future at the very least.
ronda hampton January 26, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Arnold - the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's department arrested Mitrice Richardson knowing that she was of limited mental capacity instead of taking her for a psychiatric evaluation. After having her place her belongings in her car and then having her car towed (rendering her helpless to care for herself), they released her from the sheriff station at 12:28am. Upon her release a sheriff deputy left two minutes after her. She was last seen in the backyard in a community and then later found in a ravine that is so remote that in order to access her naked remains the search and rescue team had to be airlifted in - I was hiked into the site where her remains were found with the assistance of the Malibu SAR team and am fully aware that she could not have accessed that area alone - at least not going through a creek bed unfamiliar to her - see images https://sites.google.com/site/findmitrice/ If Corie was only suggesting that LASD was responsible, I will state it clearly that in my opinion they are absolutely responsible. The disregard for women starts at the top which may be the reason that Stephen is under investigation currently.
hellwood January 26, 2013 at 05:58 PM
if the jails weren't full of nonviolent drug users, there would be more room for thieves. ...or save the taxpayers and chop off their hands. problem solved
Cece Stein January 26, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Mahalo January 26, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Mitrice Richardson and the investigation botched and covered up by Lost Hills, and the recent Sheriff's Captain being 'investigated' for sexual misconduct... all too convenient and coincidental? http://agourahills.patch.com/articles/malibu-sheriff-s-captain-announces-resignation-after-sexual-misconduct-claim-by-deputy


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