Coffee shop starts food drive for man caught stealing from tip jar

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A man was caught on camera stealing from a tip jar.

But instead of pressing charges, a local coffee shop is choosing to host a food drive.

If you saw the surveillance video from the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar in Stow, Ohio, you would probably think it was a Christmas grinch stealing from these hard-working baristas.

“He stuck his hand straight into the tip jar and took out as much as he could get and walked out like nothing happened,” Manager Scott Moses says.

But according to Moses and the shop’s owner, this was no grinch.

“We assume that if he was desperate enough to steal tips, he’s probably in desperate times,” Moses says.

Instead of pressing charges or even filing a police report, the Nervous Dog found grounds for generosity.

“In the holiday spirit, we decided to help this guy out,” says Moses.

Both Nervous Dog Coffee locations, in Stow and in Akron, have started a food drive.

And if the man in the video comes forward, the food will be given to him, no questions asked.

Read more and watch the video here. 


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