Police in East Ridge are on the hunt for a man who tried to rob the New China Restaurant at 3710 Ringgold Road
Police say the suspect got into an argument with employees after his debit card was declined while he was trying to pay for his food.
The argument ended as the suspect grabbed a jar of tip money from the counter and tried to escape.
One restaurant customer tried to keep him from getting away. But the suspect fought him off, got into his car, and drove away.
He was last seen traveling west on Ringgold Road in a red late 90s model four-door Chevrolet Blazer. One witness saw a Georgia license plate whose first two numbers were "78."
The store did manage to recover the tip jar and the money inside it.
No one was seriously hurt.
Police describe the suspect as a tall black male with a slender build. He looked like he was between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a smiley face design, black undershirt, light colored blue jeans, red underwear, and black shoes.
If you know anything about this case, call the East Ridge Police Department.