A 29-year-old man told Deming Police officials that he was walking in the area of Elm and Pearl at about 12:30 in the morning Friday when a man approached him, brandished a handgun, and demanded that the victim empty his pockets.
When the would-be robber found out that the victim had no money or items of value on him, the robber yelled racial slurs, then got on a bicycle and rode off.
The victim had only a sketchy description of the would-be robber. He described him as male and wearing a white t-shirt and dark-colored shorts.
Police are investigating.