Then he was in line for a teller, smacking himself on the thigh with his rolled-up Herald. this was something a sweaty-eyed arsonist did, returning to the scene of the crime. A whiff of bleach hit him, even if it was present only in his mind.
“Oh, hi.” She made him right away, Jesus Christ, this skinny-necked black teller with her hair flour-sacked on top of her head, smiling. “Haven’t seen you for a while. Meter change, right?”
-- Chuck Hogan, The Town
The highlighted part seems to mean either of these: (1) she recognized him as soon as he neared the counter of her; (2) she made him ready right away. What does the phrase mean?