A Brownwood convenience store clerk who believed he was being robbed late Thursday night opened the cash register drawer and gave cash to a man who had walked behind the counter but made no demands,  police said.

The tall, slender, dark-skinned male walked away from the Allsup’s store at 1019 Coggin with an undisclosed amount of cash following the incident, Assistant Brownwood Police Chief James Fuller said. He described the amount as “less than $100.”

Police were dispatched to the store at midnight, and a police report listed the offense as a robbery.

The man walked “back there where the clerk belongs” and stood next to the smokeless tobacco cabinet, then “stood with his hands out in a non-threatening way,” Fuller said. The man said “how you doin’” to the clerk, then said “thank you” after the clerk gave him cash, he said.

“The clerk was very shaken and very scared,” Fuller said. “The clerk felt the subject was behind the counter with a desire to steal something.”