Oregon lawyer skips out on strip club tab, tries to escape via train tunnel: cops

An Oregon attorney refused to pay for his pricey private lap dance at a strip club — and then led cops on a foot chase through a train tunnel, authorities said.

Dylan T. Vinzant, 38, stormed out of the Sunset Strip Gentlemen’s Club in Portland late Friday after refusing to pay in excess of $200 for a private, 15-minute lap dance from a stripper at the jiggle joint, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

“He went in there and agreed to pay over $200 for a 15-minute dance,” Sgt. Danny DiPietro told The Post early Tuesday. “At the end of the dance, he decided he wasn’t going to pay. He told the dancer, ‘I’m not going to pay you’ and took off.”

It’s unclear what prompted Vinzant to allegedly not settle his tab, DiPietro said.

Vinzant ran away from bouncers at the club after not paying and climbed nearby fences before landing in a thicket of blackberry bushes, leaving minor cuts to his face, DiPietro said.

The attorney then ran onto MAX Light Rail tracks and made his way into a tunnel near US 26. Deputies eventually caught up to him on the other side of the tunnel, DiPietro said.

Vinzant, who was later charged with theft of services and trespassing, also told arresting officers that he was an attorney.

“The Oregon State Bar website confirms that,” deputies tweeted early Saturday in a playful post referencing Vinzant’s facial injuries from landing in the blackberry bushes. “A thorny situation for sure.”

Attempts to reach Vinzant were unsuccessful early Tuesday and it’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney. He graduated from Willamette University School of Law in May 2017 before being licensed to practice in Oregon later that year, an Oregon State Bar spokeswoman told The Oregonian.

Vinzant is set to be arraigned on March 11, the newspaper reports.

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