A white man with a long beard wearing a backpack allegedly reached into the drive-through window of the Dunkin Donuts' at 135 Main Street and took five dollars from the tip jar before fleeing on foot, heading north on Main Street at around 12:12 a.m. Wednesday, according to an employee who immediately called police.
Officers caught up to the man, later identified as Daniel Monteleone, 42, of Crescent place in Monroe, walking on Main Street.
Monteleone admitted he had taken the money from the tip jar and was placed under arrest, according to police. An officer patting him down found a dirk knife in a sheath on his hip and a small pocketknife in his pants pocket, police said.
Monteleone said he had taken the tip money, then went to the Shell Station where he used it to buy snacks.
He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 3.