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A fellow sat down at a table in a DeLand eatery the evening of Dec. 6. He ordered $36 worth of food and began eating it, though he said he was waiting for his girlfriend to arrive.

Eventually the guy asked that the food be placed in a to-go container. He walked outside, telling his waitress he was going to smoke a cigarette but would be right back, and he left a prepaid debit card on the table.

Soon, however, someone saw the guy riding away on a bicycle.

The debit card he left had no one’s name on it, but DeLand police checked it for fingerprints; they found two partials.

Looks like no one has yet successfully identified the larcenous diner.

— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.

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