Watch: Man Loses Money Stealing Tip Jar

His crime didn't add up
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2015 12:35 PM CST

Danny Ocean, he's not. UPI reports a thief was operating at a loss when he made off with a restaurant's tip jar while leaving behind the food he'd already paid for Friday in New Zealand. Security footage from Nando's Riccarton shows a man putting a tip jar containing $6.77 in his bag, then heading for the restroom. According to Stuff, the wife of restaurant owner Yateen Lallu noticed the jar was missing, and Lallu confronted the man outside the restroom, where the empty jar was found on the floor.

"I said to him, 'There's our tip jar,' and he said, 'It wasn't me; it must have been someone else,'" Lallu tells Stuff. "He told me to check his bag and check the security cameras, and I started to doubt myself." While Lallu was reviewing the security footage, the man ran off, UPI reports. But he left behind his meal, for which he paid $9.82. "So it wasn't worth it," Lallu tells Stuff. "He had a bad day. It was not good karma for the poor bloke." So crime really doesn't pay—to the tune of -$3.05. (More weird crimes stories.)

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