Man detained for alleged involvement in tip jar theft at Miami Beach establishment

A man has been arrested for stealing money from the tip jar at a Miami Beach business, Local 10 News learned on Thursday. Jail records show that Jeffrey Lewis Scott, 33, was taken into custody on Wednesday on a petit theft charge. According to police, he is the suspect captured on surveillance video earlier this week stealing money from the Bagel Time Cafe, located at 3915 Alton Road.

The thief seemed to have only one thing on his mind – someone else’s hard-earned cash. “Smooth as butter,” Bagel Time owner Josh Nodel told Local 10 on Tuesday, explaining that the crook got away with $200. “He comes inside, comes to the counter, goes to my wife…I guess she was giving him a free bagel,” Nodel added. To add insult to injury, the thief went into the tip jar where they keep large bills.

As of Thursday morning, Scott was being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $2,500 bond. Copyright 2024 by WPLG – All rights reserved.

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