Johnson City Police say a New Hampshire man tried to rob a local pizza restaurant after the staff gave him a glass of water.
Steven Soucy is now jailed on attempted robbery charges.
Officers were called to the Italian Pizza Pub where employees say a Soucy walked into the restaurant and asked for water.
After getting a drink, workers say Soucy said he wanted all of the cash in the register.
The employee refused and hid the tip jar behind the counter when Soucy threatened to take it.
Police say Soucy threatened to physically assault the employee, but the worker still refused to hand over any money.
Officers later tracked Soucy down at a local shelter where he was arrested.