They say the 27-year-old appeared to be drunk.
An employee told officers that the man had taken a cup from the counter, filled it and began drinking.
When employees told him he had to pay for the drink or leave, the man refused to do either.
A police officer told the man he could pay $1.57 or go to jail, and the man chose jail.
The officer handcuffed and searched him, finding the money in his pocket.
The man was given a citation for retail theft.