Police: Man Fled Restaurant Without Paying Before Jumping Into Fox River

CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities are searching for a man who jumped into the Fox River on Thursday night after allegedly skipping out on a restaurant tab in northwest suburban Algonquin.

Officers were called about 9:20 p.m. to Nero’s Restaurant, 300 Eastgate Court in Algonquin, for reports that a man had run out of the restaurant without paying his tab, according to a statement from Algonquin police. He was seen running toward the Fox River.

A fisherman saw the man leap into the water near Route 62 and North River Road, according to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

Strong currents might have swept the man over a dam near that juncture of the river, fire officials said.

Dive teams searched the area until about midnight to no avail, officials said. They resumed searching about 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Authorities are still trying to identify the man, whom police described as a 160-pound Middle Eastern or Hispanic man about 30 years old and standing about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue jean shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (847) 658-4531.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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