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Shop disturbance ends with arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A large crowd gathered to watch an Albuquerque man undress, arm himself with knives and spray the inside of a University of New Mexico-area hot dog shop with a fire extinguisher Thursday afternoon, according to a criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

Zachary Rankin, 35, was creating a disturbance in Torpedo Dog’s bathroom on Harvard SE, and police rushed to the scene around 2 p.m. when they learned he was arming himself, according to the complaint. Rankin was banging on the windows and had put his pants back on when police arrived and arrested him, the complaint states.

Powder from the extinguisher covered the dining area, kitchen area and hall and had been lodged in the cash register and kitchen equipment, according to the complaint. Ranking also allegedly damaged a door, which an employee locked because she was fearful for her safety, according to the complaint.

Rankin was charged with criminal damage to property over $1,000 and booked into the county jail.

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