Man arrested after attempted robbery at New Mexico State Fair

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A man was arrested after he attempted to rob fair-goers waiting in line for food, according to a criminal complaint. 

Mario Maestas reportedly tried to make off with a purse and a wallet Saturday at the New Mexico State Fair. 

According to the criminal complaint, he hurt two people he was trying to rob in the process, and then, as he ran away, he trampled two children. 

The father of the two children chased him down and allegedly kicked him in the chest – then kept him from running away until police came. 

Maestas and the father were detained, and the father was later released.