A man tried to leave a tip at a Barrie, Ont., bar Sunday night that could have served as a hefty down payment on a house.

In a news release, Barrie police say that a man bought a $7 sandwich and then tried to leave a $98,931.87 tip.

The tip did not go through on the man's credit card, police say.

Police were called. They say the 35-year-old Angus, Ont., man was intoxicated and unable to properly care for himself.

The man was not supposed to be consuming alcohol, police say.