ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A robbery, bizarre take down and arrest happened in a quiet shrine courtyard in broad daylight Wednesday.
Just before 2 p.m., deputies said Garcia walked into the shrine's gift shop, demanded cash, became impatient and grabbed the entire cash drawer and ran off.
Authorities said Garcia actually was there praying before the robbery.
A maintenance worker took off after him and made a quick, unexpected move.
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When those deputies arrived, they also found the alleged robber's wife on scene.
Deputies said the wife had nothing to do with the robbery, and even tried to stop her husband when she realized what he was doing.
Detectives said they aren't sure why Garcia targeted the sacred spot, but the fast-thinking church worker was able to bring him down.
"Had he had a belt, this may have been a different outcome," Watrel said.