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

Jeffrey Lewis Scott, 33, was arrested for stealing money from the tip jar at a Miami Beach business. He was captured on surveillance video earlier this week taking the cash from the Bagel Time Cafe, located at 3915 Alton Road. This is not the first time that the Bagel Time Cafe has been in the news. Previously, it was for someone taking down an Israeli flag hanging outside and stomping on it. That happened three times in a matter of months, its owner said.

This time, all the thief seemed to want was someone else’s hard-earned cash. “Smooth as butter,” Bagel Time owner Josh Nodel told Local 10 Tuesday, adding 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.” 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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