Published: Apr 03, 2014 3:23 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man is behind bars, accused of robbing an adult novelty store last month.

Police said 35-year-old Joshua Hess walked into Use Your Imagination Too on US 41, north of Braman Avenue, and handed the cashier a note that read, "Give me all you got." He also allegedly implied he had a weapon.

At first, the cashier thought it was a joke, according to reports, and tried to spray him with pepper spray, only to find the can was empty.

Hess also reportedly tried to rob an Italian restaurant next door. Surveillance video from that attempt helped police to him.