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Tip Jar Thief Ravages Westside Spots Slicetruck, Komodo, and Seoul Sausage

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No one's tips are safe.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

LA Weekly reports that a tip jar thief is on the loose on the Westside. There's a pretty lucid video of the thief, a female in her 20s, that's going around popular eateries and swiping their tip jars. Overall, she's made off with hundreds of hard-earned tip dollars. Last Thursday, the thief took the tip jar money from Seoul Sausage, but ended up throwing it back after staff threatened to call the police. Maybe they should have regardless.

After taking off with $50 some dollars in multiple incidents at Komodo, owner Eric Tjahyadi is now offering a year of free tacos to anyone with information that could help stop the perpetrator. If your tip jar has easy access, make sure you secure it or keep an eye for anyone who hangs out near the front counter for a long period of time.

Check out the video below of the perpetrator's M.O.:

Slice Truck

2012 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 444-9550