Yucca Valley man steals tip jar, flees on bike: cops

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Police arrested a Yucca Valley man on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a hotel’s tip jar and then fleeing on a bike.

An employee of the hotel told Sheriff’s deputies that a man entered the hotel lobby at 9:40 a.m., walked into the breakfast area, pushed the breakfast bar attendant away from the table, then stole the attendant’s tip jar according to the Press Enterprise.

Police say that the man, later identified as James Spencer, then fled the hotel on his bicycle.

Spencer, 30, was found a shot distance away and booked into jail on suspicion of  robbery.

The incident occurred just 3 days after an employee at the same hotel was stabbed in the head when he confronted someone going through the hotel’s dumpsters.