Old Town shop owner recalls Schwarzenegger visit

Posted at: 01/18/2013 5:05 PM
Updated at: 01/18/2013 6:22 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A Hollywood A-lister is sporting jewelry he bought in Old Town. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger spent months in New Mexico shooting the film, “The Last Stand.” 

That movie debuted in theaters across the country Friday. 

While the governor was in New Mexico, he bought jewelry from an Old Town merchant.  He bought two rings and a belt buckle. The store’s owner says Schwarzenegger was friendly.

"He liked my jewelry from the first look,” said Old Town Silversmith Art Tafoya. “He said ‘I like that and I like that.’ I said ‘we'll fix you up with something that will be you only.’  He said ‘good, I’ll be back’ and I said ‘you said that in your last movie’ and he got a kick out of that.”

Tafoya snapped a photo with the star and the photo now hangs in his Old Town art studio.