HOUSTON -- A thief was caught on camera stealing a tip jar from at restaurant in the Heights.

Surveillance video from Jenni s Noodle House shows a man taking the jar just as an employee walks away.

Employees said it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.

The guy had asked the employee behind the counter for a cup of water while he was looking at a menu. Then, he took off with about $25 in the tip jar.

Employees said something like this has never happened before.

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