Photo: Osbaldo Estrada, 46, tried to rob a Texas 7-Eleven
A Texas Latino was arrested after he robbed a convenience store, threatening the clerk with a blow torch, before running out with the money.
Osbaldo Estrada, 42, was taken to El Paso County Jail after he stole money from a local 7-Eleven store in El Paso by waving an ignited blow torch at the store employee.
The clerk managed to get out of the store and wave down a police officer, telling him a man was in the store with the torch. The officer then spotted Estrada fleeing the scene, gave chase and caught up with Estrada. The blow torch was also recovered.
The Central El Paso man was booked on a $150,000 bond, is now facing an aggravated robbery charge.
The store clerk made it through the incident without injury.