Food Drive for a Thief; Baristas Give Back
STOW, Ohio – A coffee shop in Stow is teaching people the true meaning of holiday spirit.
Workers at the Nervous Dog Cafe pulled together Saturday to hold a food drive for a thief. A few weeks ago a man was caught on security cameras stealing from the barista’s tip jar.
At first, workers said they were upset, but after cooling down they decided that if the man was desperate enough to steal some tips, then he must have really been in need.
Instead of pressing charges, they decided to give the man all of the food they collect if he comes forward.
“We really came to conclusion that anyone who is willing to take from someone; a small local business. Clearly, people who are working for their money. To take from that person, he must have been in a place of need,” said barista, Emily Dee.
If the man does not come forward Saturday, the food will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank.
As of Saturday night, baristas said they had not seen the man.