A couple spent a night at a lodge but fled in the morning without paying the $355 bill. The woman, Cassandra Munzabwa (18) was caught but her boyfriend went on the run.

Cassandra was hauled before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Adelaide Mbeure who remanded her out of custody on free bail to November 16 for commencement of trial.

The court heard that Terrence Kuvarega (28) on October 10 booked a room at Serenity Guest Lodge in Bulawayo. He ordered juice, lunch, water bottles and snacks from room service and the total bill amounted to $355.

The next day Kuvarega left Cassandra in the room, telling her that he was going to a business meeting and would return. But he did not and told Cassandra to flee. She sneaked out.

But cops later tracked Cassandra and arrested her.