Man arrested after snatching tip jars

Man snatches bartenders' tip money

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a Mississippi man after they say he was caught stashing a bartender's tip jar in his pocket.

It happened at the Vault, 2801 Fair Park Boulevard, around 1 a.m. Friday.

A staff member saw 23-year-old Michael Hellums take one of the bartender's tip jars.

According to a police report, an off-duty officer noticed something large in Hellums's pocket.

Not only did the officer find one tip jar, he found two. They had about $190 in them.

Hellums, who also had warrants out of Jonesboro and Trumann, was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He was cited on theft of property and nonpayment of fines.

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