Cops: Jumpy clerks toss money at drunk man

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  1. TxEMTP69

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    WATERLOO, Iowa - Police said clerks at a convenience store that was robbed twice in recent months threw money at a man in a case of a mistaken robbery.
    The clerks at Five Star Snacks and More thought they were being robbed last Thursday 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.
    The man was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference.
     


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    Doesn't even take the money and they arrest him, guy can't win
     
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    You'd figure after the misunderstanding, they could cut the guy some slack.
     
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    I found out the hard way the same thing.
    We were young and liquored up pretty good one night and I went into 7-11 to get another 12 pack.
    I set it on the counter and told the clerk I needed all the cash.
    He started filling a bag with cash from the register and told me he could not get in the safe.
    I was like "wow, slow down, I'm joking, be cool" and I panic as bad as the clerk.
    I pushed the money back across the counter and made clear all I wanted was the beer.
    The clerk looked me over real hard and took the bag back and started putting the money back in the cash register.
    He explained he had been robbed the night before and 3 days prior to that.
    To this day I don't make jokes like that with clerks.
    We both had a laugh when it was over but there for a few minutes I was just plain freaked out thinking I'm gona get charged for robbery because of a stupid joke.
    Young and drunk make for stupid ideas!!!!!:lolz:
     

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