SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota man threatens to shoot clerk so he can steal beer from gas station.

A 56-year-old Sarasota man was charged with robbery Monday after he entered the RaceTrac gas station at 5600 Fruitville Road and forcefully took a package of beer from the clerk. The clerk confronted the man when she saw him place beer from the cooler into his backpack. She attempted to take the beer away, but he took it back and stated, "You need to move out of my way. If you don't I will shoot you." According to the Herald Tribune, the clerk relinquished the beer in fear and called police.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies found and arrested the man nearby.
During booking, he admitted he told the clerk he had a gun.