A 21-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota man who claimed he was the victim of racial profiling at a local Chipotle has been outed as a habitual dine-and-dasher.
According to reports, Masaud Ali claimed he had been a target of racial profile after he was refused service at a St. Paul, Minnesota Chipotle unless he paid first before receiving his food.
The manager, who was fired for the confrontation, is heard telling Ali and the group of men that he is with that he must pay first because “you never have money when you come in here.”
Chipotle released the following statement after the incident went viral on social media, saying that had conducted a “thorough investigation” and talked with police officers who were called to the establishment:
“Regarding what happened at the St. Paul restaurant, the manager thought these gentlemen were the same customers from Tuesday night who weren’t able to pay for their meal. Regardless, this is not how we treat our customers and as a result, the manager has been terminated and the restaurant [staff] has been retrained to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again,” the statement said.
However, after initially firing the manager for her perceived racist behavior, past tweets from Ali indicated that he has committed a dine-and-dash — the process of eating at a restaurant and leaving without paying — before.
“Dine and dash is forever interesting,” Masud tweeted on July 15, 2015.
“Guys we’re borrowing food… that’s it. And if the lady tries to stop you at the door don’t hesitate to truck the sh– out of that bi—,” another tweet from March 27, 2015, read.
Ali has since deleted the posts despite the fact that screenshots were already taken.
After being made aware that Ali had a history of this sort of criminal activity, Chipotle tweeted that they are investigating further:
“Our actions were based on the facts known to us immediately after the incident. We now have additional information which needs to be investigated further. We want to do the right thing, so after further investigation, we’ll re-train and re-hire if the facts warrant it,” the tweet read.
A petition to have the manager re-hired by Chipotle is closing in on 2000 signatures at the time of this writing. Ali, whose records show that he is currently on probation for theft, did not reply to a request from the Miami Herald.
At this time, the Chipotle manager has not been identified, but her Instagram can be found here, where she is promoting the petition to get her job back.