A 42-year-old man faces charges of armed robbery after he tried to use a large pipe to rob an east side bar before being tackled by customers at the establishment, according to Madison police.
The incident happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at the Alchemy Café in the 1900 block of Atwood Avenue on the city's east side.
According to police, Jeremy Stanke, 42, entered the bar with a 31 inch black pipe and a green T-shirt around his face. Police said Stanke then told the bartender to give him all the money in the bar.
The bartender complied, according to police, but a patron at the bar immediately overpowered Stanke and held him until police arrived. No one was hurt in the incident.