Roswell Police say they had an easy time tracking down Jason Martinez on Friday night.
They believe he broke into a shaved ice stand, and he had a hard time hanging on to the money he found.
Police arrested Martinez at the Crane Motel across the street from it.
Someone else at the motel saw the break-in happen and called police. When they arrived, they followed a trail of money from the stand to the door of his room.
Police searched the room and found the register. The register contained just $2.47.
Gerald Thomas owns the stand. He tells KRQE-TV that the register probably cost a couple hundred bucks.