In Arlington, Virginia, police say that the Arlington Best Western Hotel was robbed after the thief threw hot coffee at the front desk clerk, reports the Washington Post.
After tossing hot coffee on the desk clerk, the thief stole $450, from a drawer behind the counter, and a cell phone.
The odd robbery happened at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The Washington Post described the robber as black, weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a black hat, glasses, black athletic jacket, white athletic shorts and white shoes. He was driving a white sedan.