I had dinner over the weekend at Wine Vault & Bistro. It wasn’t a busy night and dinner was outstanding. I had a clear view to the table in back of us which was occupied by a couple of women in their late 20s/early 30s. I didn’t pay much attention to them other than the fact that they seemed to be very interested in many of the wines on display and had the staff open 3 bottles. They tasted but didn’t drink all 3 bottles. The corks were returned to the bottles and they were bagged up to go.
When they stood up to leave, the woman facing me put on a big, knee length puffy winter coat with a hood! That did get my attention because who the heck wears one of those knee length puffy coats in San Diego in July? Then I saw her reach onto one of the shelves grab a bottle and tuck it in her coat.
Our server just happened to be walking by and I waved her over and asked how many bottles of wine the table behind us had purchased, 3 or 4. She said 3 and I told her they just left with 4. She and another server ran after the 2 women to see if they could recover the stolen bottle, but were not successful.
Stealing is stealing. This was wrong on so many levels and so NOT cool…