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.

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.