Even though the robbery suspect in Wasilla, Alaska was recognized while in the store, he persisted in attempting to get money from the cashier. The cashier was unimpressed and refused to cooperate:
The clerk told him “the male suspect came into the store and bought a pack of cigarettes. Immediately afterward, he said, ‘this is a stickup,’” according to Rader’s account.
The clerk asked him to repeat himself because she “wasn’t sure if he was serious because another employee who was inside the store after her shift knew the suspect and had said hello to him.”
The suspect, Rader wrote, repeated himself and the clerk “was confused and asked where his gun was, because she would have given up the money because she didn’t want to get shot. The suspect replied that he didn’t have one (a gun) but he knew how to ‘blow the place up.’ (The clerk) locked the cash register, placed a closed register sign up and walked outside.”
The suspect attempted to open the register himself. He failed, so he wandered off to the nearby Mug-Shot Saloon for a drink. Police arrested him later that day, then probably took a real mugshot of him.