Updated: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 1:15 PM MST
Published : Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 9:04 AM MST
DEMING, N.M. (AP) - Beware of clerks wielding pastries.
Deming police say a clerk foiled a would-be robber when she hit him on the back of the head with a package of empanadas, a type of Latin American pastry.
Police say the masked man didn't say a word last week when he grabbed the cash register at Amigo's Mexican Food Inc. and tried to flee.
Deming police Capt. Brandon Gigante says he dropped the register when the clerk threw the pastry and hit him.
Barbara Orquiz, who owns Amigo's with her husband, Arnold, says the cord caught when the man tried to take the register.
Arnold Orquiz says the clerk saw him grab it, screamed and got him with the empanadas.
Barbara Orquiz says he was covering his head as he ran away.
Information from: Headlight