Creve Coeur Police are investigating how a crew of garbage haulers got left holding the bag instead of some intended holiday cheer.
According to police, a trash collection crew was on the 200 block of Eugenia Street December 18 when one of the crew members saw a man in a pickup truck walk to the back of a residence near where trash cans are kept.
Money and gift cards had been left out for the trash team on top of those garbage cans. According to police, a suspect gave back some of the cards after "a confrontation" between the suspect and the trash haulers, and then fled the scene.
The incident is still under investigation.
Patch has contacted an Allied Waste representatives to learn if there is a better way customers can leave holiday tips.