Santa Fe man robbed by man with gun replica

Posted at: 11/02/2012 10:47 AM
Updated at: 11/02/2012 12:27 PM
By: staff

Photo: Arturo Lujan
Photo: Arturo Lujan

A Santa Fe man had his car stolen early Nov. 1 by a robber he thought was pointing a machine gun at him.

He later found out it was just a BB gun replica.

According to a criminal complaint with Santa Fe police, the victim had parked his light blue Oldsmobile Ciera in the 2200 block of Calle Lorca at 1:24 a.m. when he said he saw a man later identified as Arturo Lujan approach his vehicle.

According to the complaint the victim thought that Lujan, 32, was intending to ask him for money, but then saw the man carrying what appeared to be a machine gun.

Lujan ordered the victim to start the vehicle and run, which the victim did, he said, for fear of losing his life.

Officers arrived on scene and saw the stolen vehicle drive past them.

Lujan was pulled over and inside his vehicle, police found a bottle of vodka and a bottle of wine, both of which were one-quarter full.

The victim was able to identity both his car and Lujan.

Officers also gave Lujan a field sobriety test, which he failed. He later admitted to smoking two joints and drinking two shots before driving.

Lujan has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated DWI.

He is being held at the Santa Fe county jail without bond.

According to online records, he was previously arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007.