An unnamed Philadelphia Police officer's vehicle was allegedly the getaway car for a free-living group who paid a restaurant tab with counterfeit cash and then nearly hit a waitress in the parking lot as they sped away.
The Philadelphia Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating a report of a dine-and-dash at a Bustleton restaurant which may have been perpetrated by a Philly police officer, a public information officer confirmed.
The incident occurred at Tiffany Diner, NBC reported.
A 24-year-old waitress at Tiffany Diner, which bakes its own bread and reportedly has the best French toast in the city, according to some Yelp reviewers, told NBC that the incident occurred on Easter Sunday shortly before midnight.
Three women seated at a table ran out the front door of the restaurant, while a man with the party stayed behind and left a fake $50 bill.
When the waitress spotted the fake she ran outside and began writing down the auto tag of the vehicle the customers were loading into. The male, who was driving the car, reportedly nearly missed striking the waitress as they tore out of the parking lot.
The tag was identified as a Fraternal Order of Police vehicle, NBC said, belonging to a 17th district officer.
No charges have been announced.
Federal investigators are reportedly investigating the source of the counterfeit $50 bill.