Suspect who wielded gun outside Santa Fe cafe still at large

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who pulled out a gun at a Santa Fe restaurant when he was denied a free cup of coffee.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the shooting happened Saturday at Cafe Pasqual’s while customers were present.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was charged for coffee that he was used to getting free.

Restaurant staff said he left but returned. He then climbed on top of furniture outside the cafe and showed the gun. Employees and customers hid in the kitchen.

When deputies arrived, both the suspect and customers had fled.

Authorities are asking for any witnesses to come forward.