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The latest in dining and dashing—a BASE jump from the 55th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto Towers

If there’s one thing restaurateurs hate more than no-shows—and let’s be clear, they really don’t like no-shows—it’s the infernal dine and dash. On Tuesday night, the Herald Sun reports, four daredevils clad in business suits ordered negronis at the bar at Vue de Monde, a swank restaurant on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto Towers. They then proceeded to the bathroom one by one and donned helmets and parachute gear before making for the balcony, locking the doors behind them and jumping 55 storeys, all to skip out on the bill. Now, let’s be clear: in normal circumstances, The Dish simply cannot condone such behaviour. But with all apologies to Vue de Monde, unidentified daredevil cheapskates, we salute thee. Also: would the four of you be available to perform the same stunt at Toronto’s Stock when its 31st-storey balcony opens this spring? Read the entire story [Herald Sun] »

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