The clerks at Five Star Snacks and More thought they were being robbed when they were confronted by a rambling man who had his hand in his pocket.
Police Capt. John Beckman said the clerks put money in a bag and threw it the man, who left it alone and walked out of the store.
Police said the man was drunk and the robbery suspicions were a mistake.
Oct 7, 2009
Nervous clerks thought drunk was robber and tossed him cash
Clerks at an Iowa convenience store that was robbed twice in recent months were understandably jumpy.