Brandon, Florida -- It's the busy noon rush at La Septima Café in Brandon and while food is usually the topic of discussion on the restaurant's Facebook page, today's daily special features crime fighting.
"We posted a video on our Facebook page and it has just gone crazy," says restaurant owner Dahlia Fernandez, who says she's thankful for all the support they've received from the community.
The surveillance video shows an unidentified woman. She came in about noon on Tuesday and when the cashier left her post for just a few seconds, the video appears to show the woman leaving with the cashier's tips.
Photo Gallery:La Septima Café tip nipper
"She takes it, looks around again and out the door she went," says Fernandez, "Simple as that."
The restaurant owners chose not to file a formal report, but they have been in contact with the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office where a representative says social media has changed the landscape of law enforcement.
"It's a very valuable tool; it's the world-wide grapevine," says Larry McKinnon.
Cashier Nikki McPherson is a single mom of two and unlike the restaurant's food, she says what happened stinks.
"12 dollars is 12 dollars; I work for it and that lady just stole it," says the 24-year-old.
Still, ever since the restaurant posted about the theft, loyal customers have reached out. An anonymous donor even gave McPherson $100 and now a full tip cup tastes mighty sweet.
"It's nice to know there are good people out there along with the bad people," says McPherson from behind the register.
As for the woman, she's being castigated on Facebook and if identified, she could be prosecuted for petty theft.
And for this tip-nipper, Fernandez offers this tip: "My tip to her would be don't do something like that, because you don't know where your face is going to show up."
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