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Thief leaves wallet behind after attempting to steal Starbucks tip jar

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 (FOX 2 Detroit)

A robber in Michigan left behind more than he bargained for after attempting to steal from a local Starbucks Sunday night.

According to Fox 2 Detroit, the amateur thief’s wallet was found at the scene of the crime at the coffee shop location in Roseville.

Fox 2 reported that customer  Jesse Grider stopped the thief in his tracks just after the suspect swiped the tip jar from a counter. Grider told the station that he immediately sprang into action.

"I don't think so, homie don't play that," he said.

Grider held the man down and put him in a headlock while his girlfriend grabbed the jar and returned it to a Starbucks employee But the thief wrestled his way out of Grider's grasp, and fled the store-- but not before leaving something pretty important behind: his wallet. Starbucks promptly turned it over to the authorities. 

Police say they are in contact with the 40-year-old suspect’s family members who said that he sometimes stays at a local homeless shelter. The man remains at large and police did not release his name, but they are confident he will be caught.

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The workers at Starbucks called Grider and his girlfriend’s actions pretty amazing. Grider, who was visiting Michigan at the time, told Fox 2 that he was amazed that his trip could be so memorable.

"He left with less than when he came in. It's the opposite of a robbery basically," Grider told Fox 2. 

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