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Attention Businesses: Tip Jar Cautionary Warning

Attention Business Owners:
notification from an MPBIA member has prompted a tip jar cautionary warning

tip jar cautionary warning

A Main Street florist has reported an individual who steals from tip jars in a unique fashion.

We are advised that he comes into the store with a small bill asking you to exchange it for coins so he can get on the bus. They caution against this because his strategy is to then drop a magnet on a string into the jar of change and pull it back into his hand while you are distracted getting the requested change out of your till.

He has come back repeatedly to this location. They caution he became aggressive when they refused to provide him with change and shouted insults on his way out.