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CHANNELVIEW, Texas – On March 31, a Popeye’s restaurant in Texas was robbed at gunpoint, and the robber got away with nearly $400 dollars.

The manager said she was fired when she wouldn’t pay that money back.

“I told them I’m not paying nothing,” Marissa Holcomb told WBIR. “I just had a gun to me. I’m not paying the money.”

In the video, a man is shown coming into the store with a gun and wearing a face mask. Holcomb said he then forced her to open the register when she couldn’t open the safe.

A spokesman from Popeye’s told WBIR that Holcomb wasn’t fired for not repaying the money, but because she left too much cash in the drawer, and this isn’t her first time doing it.

“They got what they got because that’s what we made within one hour,” she said.

Holcomb is now worried about finding another job and she is also pregnant with her fourth child.

Police continue to work to identify the robber.