Bainbridge -- A man staying at a Bainbridge hotel robbed the front desk, but he didn't get far.
Gerald Smith had been staying at the Charter House Inn after his recent release from jail. Police say around 8:30 Monday night, Smith jumped the counter and grabbed nearly a thousand dollars from the cash drawer and ran.
The clerk recognized Smith and called police, and they picked him up a short while later behind the Wal-Mart.
He's now being held at the Decatur County Jail on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and possession of drug paraphernalia.