A thief’s getaway didn’t quite go as planned after he allegedly snatched a Pizza restaurant tip jar.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jaylen Purge allegedly stole Italian Pie’s tip Jar Sunday evening and fled in his vehicle as employees ran after him. The 18-year-old was later found in his upside-down car that had completely submerged in a pond. The tip jar had $100 inside.
“So this guy came, right, and I asked him, ‘How may I help you sir?’ ” owner Juan Angeles told WSB-TV.
He said he was standing behind the counter when Purge walked in.
“He’s like, ‘Do you guys accept EBT stamps?’ I said, ‘No, sorry sir.’ He said, ‘How about your tips?’ He took the tip jar, and he runs away,” Angeles said.
“I tried to chase him, to stop him, and he drove away like so fast, he almost ran over me.”
Angeles and his brother tried to chase the robber down but he was too fast. A Gwinnett County police officer saw the car peeling out of the parking lot and tried to flag Purge down but the car disappeared into some trees, per the station. He was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after.
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