A masked man, holding a gun, demanded money from the clerk.

She eventually threw money on the counter, but that's when the robber placed his gun on the counter to put money in a bag.

He left the gun on the counter long enough for the clerk to grab it and scare him off.

The gunman returned to the hotel, but the clerk flashed the gun at him again and he left. 

Police say 26 year-old Cory T. Phillips was arrested in connection to the robbery on Wednesday.