A shotgun-toting bandit changed his mind after robbing a convenience store and settled for a beer he drank while waiting for police to arrest him, authorities said.

The man entered the Toot'n Totum store Thursday and demanded money from the clerk, said Officer Lisa Cherry. The clerk gave him some cash and he went to the back of the store, grabbed a beer out of a cooler and began drinking it.The clerk told police the man walked to the front of the store, gave the money back and said, "You can go ahead and call the police."

The clerk did, as did a customer at gasoline pumps who had a mobile phone, Cherry said.

When police arrived, the man walked out of the store holding the shotgun in one hand and the beer in the other. He dropped the weapon when police told him to, took another drink of beer, set the can down and was arrested.