Video: Santa Fe restaurant employees tackle would-be robber

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Employees at one family owned Santa Fe restaurant turned the tables on a robber.

It happened at the Panaderia Zaragosa on Cerrillos Road. The video shows a man, 51-year-old Darin Gerhardt, walking into the bakery with a bandana over his face.

Santa Fe Police say Gerhardt claimed he has a gun and demanded money, but that gun turned out to be a stick.

Once employees noticed the stick, they tackled him and called police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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