The thief apparently couldn’t make up his mind.
An occasional customer of Jane’s Benson Health Market came into the store one morning last week with an orange ski mask pulled over his head and face, Omaha police reported.
The store manager recognized him, told him to pull up the mask, and he complied.
The man, in his early 20s, asked for a bottle of FlorEssence, an herbal cleansing agent kept behind the counter, so the manager turned to get it.
When she turned back around, the mask was back over the man’s face.
She again asked him to pull up his mask, and again he complied.
He then threw $2 on the counter for the $40 bottle, said "thank you’’ and walked out, according to the police report.
The manager told police that she didn’t feel threatened and that the man didn’t have a weapon.
— Nancy Gaarder