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Mom who ducked Mexican restaurant bill speaks out

By Andre Jurgens | 2016-11-30 16:17:07.0 | COMMENTS [ 80 ]

“He made me famous‚ I’m going to make him infamous.”

That’s a promise and it was made unequivocally on Wednesday by Sacha Geere.

The 34-year-old mother walked out of the Fat Cactus Café without paying when her companion did a runner at the weekend. A video clip of the two enjoying drinks at the restaurant went viral earlier in the week.

ALSO READ: Mom who ducked big restaurant bill is shamed into paying up

Hell hath no fury like a woman treated to an elaborate meal‚ then abandoned and saddled with a R1‚300 restaurant bill. Geere is‚ by all accounts‚ livid.

She said on Wednesday that her life had “gone for a ball of toast”.

Celeste Perry‚ co-owner of the Cape Town restaurant‚ turned to social media for help tracking down the two patrons who absconded without paying the bill. “These two people spent the afternoon at our restaurant in Gardens on Saturday and ran away without paying their R1‚300 bill. Please share! It’s not about the money but it is about people knowing about their horrible characters. Let’s make them famous #sies‚” she posted alongside video footage of the “couple” on Facebook.

The backlash was swift and vicious as some online commentators adopted a lynch mob mentality and demanded the “couple” be tracked down and thrown in jail. Geere‚ humiliated by all of the attention‚ presented herself to the restaurant on Tuesday‚ apologised‚ settled the bill and left a tip for the waitress.

Now she is on a crusade to hunt down her male companion‚ also using social media‚ and have him arrested.

Speaking to TMG Digital on Wednesday‚ she said: “It’s just disgusting. I’ve never in my life been so embarrassed and I really want to find this man‚ I want him to go to jail.”

She said the video footage‚ which went viral‚ was humiliating. “My mom. Oh my word. My grandfather is on Facebook‚ my grandmother is on Facebook. I can’t even go outside in the street. It’s hectic‚” she said.

Giving her side of the story the mother of four‚ who originally hails from Durban‚ said she had known the man – whom TMG Digital is not naming for legal reasons – for about three weeks via a mutual acquaintance.

Explaining how they ended up in the Mexican restaurant on Saturday‚ she said that she had planned to work as a DJ at an event the night before but had been attacked and robbed. The man offered to treat her to a meal the next day to help her get over the ordeal.

“We had the drinks‚ we were there for quite a while. The food eventually came and he said‚ ‘I’m just quickly going to wash my hands’. I sat there for 10 minutes thinking‚ he’s taking forever to wash his hands‚” she said.

 Explaining why they appeared to be getting cosy‚ she said: “I’m actually seeing his friend and that’s why I was chilling like that‚ because I’m a tomboy and I sit like a guy. But now that has been pulled out of complete context and proportion.”

Maybe he was drawing money‚ she thought while waiting in the restaurant. Then the penny dropped.

 “The waiter came to me and I just burst into tears. I sat there and said I am in an emotional state and have nothing to give them. They said they were going to phone the cops‚ they took me to the back of the restaurant.” After a brief wait she “just got up and started walking”.

 She acknowledged that it was wrong to have walked out. “I was there and I did walk out. I will take my share of the responsibility. I walked into the restaurant and I paid‚ publically‚” she said.

Geere said a friend had spotted her companion “partying” in town a few hours after the incident. Afterwards he had “disappeared off the grid” and failed to pitch up for work.

Asked about her companion‚ she said: “He’s smooth and just knows what to say. He loves fashion and cooking and dancing‚ you know. He’s definitely one of those Don Juan’s.

“He made me famous‚ I’m going to make him infamous‚” she vowed.




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Lies, You cant sit like that with your bf's friend.

2016-11-30 16:26:34.0 | 1 replies


even in the telling this story, she is dishonest, I think it comes natural to her to be this dishonest, and any case what kind of a person goes to a restaurant without at least their part of the share of the meal? scum couple.

2016-11-30 16:44:05.0 | 1 replies


she said the guy offered. What I respect her for is that she went back to pay. I know many girls who fell into this by Nigerians! We have crocked men out there...

2016-11-30 16:51:59.0 | 2 replies
2016-11-30 16:53:47.0 | 0 replies


after her pic was published, you forgive white thieves easy but had this person been black this article will have over 100 comments lamenting the act, but now its a white person who is a criminal, everybody suddenly finds a good heart lying somewhere,

2016-11-30 16:54:08.0 | 0 replies


It is that hot salty air - I'm convinced it rusts their brains!

2016-11-30 16:26:57.0 | 1 replies


MC, same as that Chapman's Peak dude. From Natal. They come from the humid salty air to the colder salty air, and some circuit in the brains just blow.

2016-11-30 16:43:38.0 | 2 replies


ja why not make excuses for common thieves, cause this is what this boils down to. lets be honest.

2016-11-30 16:45:15.0 | 1 replies


somaar, we dealt with the common thieves part yesterday already.

2016-11-30 16:49:28.0 | 1 replies


well unlike you i odn't have the luxury of being on news forums everyday of the week, bottom line now here in this article with 2 common conscienntiousless thieves robbign someone's livelihood, and we must condemn all acts of criminality and corruption not ONLY when its zuma, but when its the white ones doing it. these crooked free loading scum female would have not gone back to pay had the business owner not taken drastic actions that she had, its really a shame that you and MC chose to immediately make excuses for these thieves, maybe in your personal lives this is normal behaviour?

2016-11-30 16:52:34.0 | 1 replies


somaar, like I already said, it was done yesterday already. If you don't have the same luxury as I have, then at least ask first, before jumping to your usual conclusions. And then you carry on blah, blah, blah, as if I never said a word yesterday about her being just a common little thief. Are you craving attention?

2016-11-30 16:55:28.0 | 1 replies


No I don't need to ask you anything, you are bias when criminals are white, and then pretend its only blacks doing these things, even now in another article, you say celebrities (black ones) should not talk about their abusive experiences as it makes black men appear to be abusive, i don't know if your racism is deliberate or you are born this way. how could you make a global issue a race issue in the event of Ntando's article about her abusive childhood? You mean to say white ppl don't participate in abuse? And you and MC I notice everytime a criminal is white, you will immediately generate an excuse why they acted like their natural low life selves by being crimianls, its ONLY a criminally inclined person who goes consume food at restaurant when they know they haven't got a dime in their purses, come on lets not make excuses for criminals.

2016-11-30 16:59:56.0 | 2 replies


Somaar - DAFUQ do you keep bringing me into your paranoid fantasy for?

2016-11-30 17:02:07.0 | 1 replies


I am pointing out your double standards that you always create excuses when a criminal is white, whereas when a criminal is black you start blogging at six am and finish midnight, be honest for a change and acknowledge that what these 2 did was to steal from the restaurant owner and by extension to the employees of the restaurant who work so hard to create the environment for that establishment, rha sies

2016-11-30 17:05:30.0 | 1 replies


Yes, they tried to steal .... and your point is? Where am I making 'excuses'? They are stupid and their morality is rusted to shiit. Why do you care? Are you afraid that someone will accuse you of having rust or are you just afraid that someone will put your picture up, next time you try the same stunt?

2016-11-30 17:09:58.0 | 1 replies


NO NO NO they didn't try THEY ACTUALLY STOLE, so what's your point? the restaurateur had to publis them in order to get his/her money from these horny free loading thief mother of four.

2016-11-30 17:15:26.0 | 0 replies


somaar, you don't need to ask me anything, of course, but you do make a complete f00l of yourself by presuming this was my first comment on the topic. But that's your choice too, so go ahead dear, expose your ignorance and bias as much as you please. And blah, blah, blah again. All meaningless, useless ramblings.

2016-11-30 17:03:49.0 | 1 replies


no you are a fool that has double set of standards for blacks vs whites, white criminals 'oh it must be salt from the sea' black criminals, how dare they steal from us, after all we used to run SA nice in our apartheid paradise, these same apartheid ppl come here and moan the whole blooming day and week, month and year about other thieves from other races, you guys have double standdards

2016-11-30 17:07:26.0 | 1 replies


somaar, yada, yada, yada, ya. I called her a common thief yesterday already, as I already told you. Believe it, don't believe it, whatever. I really don't have this burning desire to turn everything into racism as you do, so I have nothing more to say to you on this.

2016-11-30 17:10:43.0 | 1 replies


now you agree with MC in her excuse that her brains have salt since she somes from durban, why not same curtesy by you too from other thieves from same geographic location eg zuma? skin colour perhaps? you white ppl have double standards you are not able to be honest even on most simplest of things. And then you want to stand there and be moral judges, rha sies.

2016-11-30 17:14:11.0 | 3 replies


OH FFS !!!! So you don't get the joke and you haven't been around for the dozens of other conversations, that put this joke into the mix. Now rust is 'racist'. Jesus, child! You can't claim that EVERY word, in the ENTIRE dictionary, is 'racist'!

2016-11-30 17:16:39.0 | 1 replies


its always a joke with you when you are being caught out being a hypocrite,

2016-11-30 17:26:49.0 | 1 replies


You really do have a very vivid imagination. At least you are well balanced - you have a giant chip on BOTH shoulders!

2016-11-30 17:32:55.0 | 2 replies


shouting about imagined chips on the shoulders changes nothing about you being a dishonest person.

2016-11-30 17:34:59.0 | 1 replies


< ------ refer to this

2016-11-30 17:37:30.0 | 0 replies


MC, did you also notice it's brommer season?

2016-11-30 17:36:54.0 | 1 replies


OL - Die Kotmadam ?

2016-11-30 17:39:15.0 | 0 replies


all I expect of you is that you are honest and consistent. For your age you should be exemplary to us, and when you sit there condemning anc for theft as is often the case, we need to be sure your moral compass is intact, it turns out you are just another hypocrite just like mc and other da so called moralists.

2016-11-30 17:17:18.0 | 1 replies


somaar, repeat mode......done that yesterday already. BTW, Nkandla is not near the sea.

2016-11-30 17:21:49.0 | 1 replies


whatever, you are a bias and dishonest when criminals are white, you are like the SAn media that only reports crime when its blacks who are guilty, and they you and MC spend majority of your working lives on SL commenting about black criminals, pretending that whites are angels, until...well this article, I wonder how long it will last on SL, cause they always shift them white crimes immediately and continue the facade that portrays them as angels, you see why whites and blacks can never have respect for each other? whilst these double standards exist.

2016-11-30 17:29:46.0 | 1 replies


somaar, repeat mode.......done that yesterday already (that's now condemning these two criminal white people, since you are slow at understanding). Whites are no angels, dear. Trust me on that. I don't know who got you to believe that, but it's far from true.

2016-11-30 17:32:59.0 | 1 replies


somaar, BTW, do yourself a favour. DON'T read the comments on the "bags of money article". The casual comments there suggesting how to do such crime and get away with it, will have you need a triple bypass.

2016-11-30 17:34:25.0 | 1 replies


no i don't have time to do that, I have better things to do with my time by hanging out with no brainers at SL, I just came in to check what's cooking and I have to leave now and take my kids to the sports classes,

2016-11-30 17:37:09.0 | 1 replies


somaar, I hope there's no white kids there. You won't be able to bear so much whiteness in one day.

2016-11-30 17:38:37.0 | 1 replies


well whites in europe are different to you guys, they use their brains, eg unlike you they would never bring conversation about private parts with complete strangers and in a discussion that doesn't require such, you hang out on SL far too long your brain is becoming soapy and you don't know anymore how to converse like a grown up.

2016-11-30 17:44:12.0 | 1 replies


diffrent in the sense that they have better social skills in diverse environment, whilst you guys try to behave like medems and baas even on situations where you are not superior to no one,such as here and then you are shocked when put in your place. Just be normal and act like humans, maybe I will try to be civilised when dealing with you.

2016-11-30 17:54:54.0 | 0 replies


somaar, when did you kiss me so that you could put words in my mouth? Sies is daai stink ding tussen jou bene man.

2016-11-30 17:19:14.0 | 1 replies


you are a perverted old woman, why are you talking about the private parts now? you really can be low life sometimes.

2016-11-30 17:20:58.0 | 1 replies


somaar, why? Because when dealing with lowlifes one sometimes have to become lowlife.

2016-11-30 17:23:23.0 | 1 replies


maybe you are born that way, cause it comes natural with you.

2016-11-30 17:26:02.0 | 1 replies


somaar, since dealing with you it has indeed become quite natural. Thanks for teaching me.

2016-11-30 17:30:50.0 | 1 replies


I could never teach a person your age nothing, you learnt your behaviour from your parents during apartheid time where you guys could be as foul as you can be without checks and balances, now you are being exposed cause we hang out together, i often read some of the stuff you post here, when I am bored, and I just realise that, the apartheid claim about whites being intelligent is really a myth, cause you guys are simple when you want to be different you become down right common, like you were talking about my private parts in a conversation that doesn't require such, for a grandma you really are foul.

2016-11-30 17:41:26.0 | 1 replies


The double negative means that you can

2016-11-30 17:52:18.0 | 1 replies


in any event you apartheid dinosaurs are unteachable,you're the social misfits that is suffocating and don't even realise how suffocating you are.

2016-11-30 17:56:35.0 | 1 replies


You sure do talk a lot for someone who can't breath

2016-11-30 18:11:04.0 | 0 replies


OL - I hadn't realised that he also came from Natal! There really is a rust problem with that lot!

2016-11-30 16:47:43.0 | 2 replies


Natal???!!! Where the f*ck is that????

2016-11-30 16:51:12.0 | 2 replies


skwama, it's the better part of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The part not belonging to your king.

2016-11-30 16:53:21.0 | 1 replies


Hey, don't swear at me!! My king died in September 1828!!

2016-11-30 16:55:44.0 | 1 replies


skwama, you asked.

2016-11-30 16:59:05.0 | 0 replies


Natal is the old part that didn't have the KwaZulu added yet. It takes us older folk a while to get used to changed names :)

2016-11-30 17:00:03.0 | 0 replies


MC, and the worst of it is in yesterday's article she tells how he already owes her money. And we're to believe she's an innocent victim who was taken for a ride? Shame. And a R 1300 bill for two people nogal. Nah, they've done this before, and this time she was caught. She can be glad they didn't press charges.

2016-11-30 16:52:22.0 | 1 replies


OL - Thankfully, we now have social media. It happens at the best of restaurants. I remember being made to pay for the runners, myself, when I was still waiting tables. They normally did a runner just after ordering pudding or coffee.

2016-11-30 16:58:41.0 | 1 replies


MC, I don't get why people don't realise they might be caught on camera. We're really turning into a daft nation.

2016-11-30 17:00:47.0 | 1 replies


OL - CCTV is relatively new, in restaurants and not all of them have CCTV. Some of the restaurant owners also see it as negative publicity to put the footage up. They would rather just take the knock. People tend to feel a bit uncomfortable if they are being filmed while they eat, so the restaurants try to avoid bringing it to their notice

2016-11-30 17:05:08.0 | 1 replies


MC, well, this old lady presumes she's being filmed all the time while out in public these days. Or maybe it's just my "God is watching" believes that makes me feel I have to behave at all times.

2016-11-30 17:08:18.0 | 1 replies


OL - I have never even thought about it. Since I was small, I always had k@k luck. My brothers would be naughty, thousands of times, let me bounce a ball, just once, and either my mom would walk in or the vase would get broken. I eventually just gave up trying to hide anything :)

2016-11-30 17:14:49.0 | 1 replies


MC, I grew up in a time when the whole town was watching you, and my mom, being a single mother receiving welfare monies for us, would bliksem us every time someone told her we did X, Y or Z, because ewe put her to shame in front of all the town's people. So I just KNEW even then, someone is always watching.

2016-11-30 17:28:25.0 | 1 replies


OL - I remember that too :) I would come home and my mom knew exactly where I had been, who I had spoken to and most of what I had said. It was mainly from Ouma Kekkelbek (I cannot for the life of me remember what her real name was), who lived behind my Aunt Shiela.

2016-11-30 17:35:47.0 | 0 replies


Someone buy her a bauer pan, he deserves 20 bumps on the head!

2016-11-30 16:37:19.0 | 1 replies


LOL, no, like Judas, he needs a shovel on his head, and whilst he's still groggy, needs to step on a rake, lol.

2016-11-30 16:52:48.0 | 0 replies


and here some ppl would have us believe only blacks are thieves and corrupt. Just look at them, they've probably done this before these free loading parasites, do they not know that the restaurant has to pay wages? stupid ppl

2016-11-30 16:42:44.0 | 1 replies


Your comment is RACIST, SIES!!

2016-11-30 16:53:09.0 | 1 replies


its truthful and you know it.

2016-11-30 16:54:42.0 | 0 replies


The only man who'd sit like that with another man is a gay man. She's talking lekker k@k.

2016-11-30 16:44:32.0 | 1 replies


OL - If that isn't flirting, then I'll eat my hat! I recon she is lucky he did a duck, or she would be pregnant with child number 5 already

2016-11-30 16:52:28.0 | 2 replies


MC, flirting? I must be getting old, because in my day flirting was discreet and very decent. That's an open invitation, in my days, of course. Ja, I'm getting too old.

2016-11-30 16:58:17.0 | 1 replies


OL - Maybe men are getting more stupid and subtle doesn't work anymore?

2016-11-30 17:07:32.0 | 1 replies


MC, which woman wants a stupid man?

2016-11-30 17:13:33.0 | 1 replies


OL - every pot has a lid, no matter how skeef the pot.

2016-11-30 17:18:06.0 | 0 replies


LOL, assumptions assumptions MC. She may be promiscious but it doesn't mean she'll sire for every tom, d!ck or harry for a plate of falafel.

Sies MC.

2016-11-30 17:04:00.0 | 2 replies


skwama we concluded yesterday already that her position is a clear indication that her 4 children were probably sired by Tom, D!ck, Harry and Piet.

2016-11-30 17:06:00.0 | 1 replies


LOL- Sies OL, in isiZulu we say :Ubheca umuntu ngobende engayidlanga inyama, meaning (literally) you covering someone with blood even when they haven't taken/eaten the meat. I have a friend over here (from EC) who has 4 kids from different men. Married the first one, and he died, the second one was deported, third one in prison in Thailand and the 4th one went galavanting.

So how can you blame the woman???

2016-11-30 17:20:10.0 | 1 replies


skwama, easy. She should have used contraceptives after child no 2. The world is over populated enough as it is.

2016-11-30 17:24:54.0 | 0 replies


Skwama - I know the type. If she is so stupid that she expects us to believe that men sit like that, with other men, then she is obviously too stupid to figure out why she keeps falling pregnant

2016-11-30 17:20:00.0 | 1 replies


I still don't blame her. No woman sets out to sire 4 children from 4 different men, our societal conditioning makes it unacceptable. She's probably one of those very unlucky in l0ve. Men are like animals, they don't like looking after someone else's off-spring.

2016-11-30 17:25:25.0 | 1 replies


Skwama - that is nonsense! Since man first saw woman, he has been trying to get into her broeks. That is why we teach our daughters to not let them. Women fought hard to get power over their own bodies and the Pill has been around since the 1950s. If she is on the Pill, and insists he wears a condom, there is less than a 0.0001% chance of falling pregnant

2016-11-30 17:31:32.0 | 1 replies


LOL, ayi I give up.

2016-11-30 17:46:03.0 | 0 replies


Well, at least she was human enough to come back and pay the bill, more than we can say about him. He's a flea-bag and I hope she exposes his evil arse.

2016-11-30 16:50:09.0 | 0 replies


what must she be teaching her four kids? that its alright to accept expensive gifts to random strangers you know only 3weeks? and spread the legs like she is doing in this picture, what a p@g thieving female.

2016-11-30 17:03:11.0 | 0 replies