Ann Arbor man accused of trying to steal money from coffee shop tip jar
A 48-year-old Ann Arbor man ordered a glass of water and attempted to steal money from the tip jar from Caribou Coffee on East Stadium Boulevard Monday, police said, but he was arrested after a worker flagged down an Ann Arbor police sergeant.
The woman turned around and asked the man if he had any money in his hands. When he didn’t respond, she told him to open his hands and subsequently saw money falling to the ground.
Bush said the man attempted to leave the store but the woman moved quickly to block him. She called police and then saw an Ann Arbor police cruiser driving by. She left the business to flag down the car. Sgt. Craig Flocken arrested the man on the scene, Bush said.
No one was injured in the incident, and several witnesses gave statements to police. Charges are pending against the man.