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Man Goes Berserk Inside Bay Area Starbucks
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Feb 16, 2013

Posted on 02/17/2013 10:03:52 AM PST by nickcarraway

A Rohnert Park man was arrested after tearing apart a Starbucks and assaulting a police officer in Santa Rosa Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the Starbucks near the intersection of Stony Point Road and Bellevue Ranch around 7:45 a.m., according to police.

Police learned that a man had entered the store a few hours earlier and had been "exhibiting bizarre behavior" before locking himself in the restroom and pounding on the walls and door.

At one point, the man allegedly tried to pull a Starbucks employee into the restroom with him.

Police said an alert customer and workers evacuated the business and called police.

Meanwhile, the man left the restroom and began throwing furniture at store windows and emptied two cash register drawers onto the floor. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect shattered the front door window glass and exited the store. Upon seeing police, the man became combative and charged at an officer, police said.

The man attacked the officer and swung a piece of patio furniture at him. He continued to fight with the officer until other officers arrived.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jesse Stevens, received medical treatment at the scene and was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for injuries to his head and arms, as well as cuts he suffered when breaking out the glass door.

The officer Stevens attacked suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital and released. Police said they would seek charges against Stevens of felony vandalism and battery on a police officer.

Anyone with more information about this case may contact Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3590


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beserk; coffee; starbucks
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1 posted on 02/17/2013 10:04:07 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like Jesse could do with decaf.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 10:07:13 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: nickcarraway

If I had to pay so much for a cup of coffee, I’d go beserk too.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 10:07:26 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

$2 for a 20 oz cup of coffee, to much - hardly.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 10:09:21 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: nickcarraway

Guess he went in for the "Full Body" Latte.

5 posted on 02/17/2013 10:09:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

No more triple expresso for him!


6 posted on 02/17/2013 10:09:51 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was manager, we had a guy that well, pleasured himself in front of the store because he was in love with our sign.
Very strange.
These weird things happen in all retail stores.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 10:11:26 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
"When I was manager, we had a guy that well, pleasured himself in front of the store because he was in love with our sign."

One cream or two?

8 posted on 02/17/2013 10:15:19 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition

9 posted on 02/17/2013 10:15:31 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: nickcarraway

The behavior is identical with men on Bath Salts, except he wasn’t nude - all others have been nude. Bet he has Bath Salts drugs in him.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 10:16:38 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bath salts and coffee ... mmm,mmm,mmmmmmmmmmm

11 posted on 02/17/2013 10:18:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Monkey dust.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 10:20:52 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: nickcarraway

Dude! Switch to decaf!


13 posted on 02/17/2013 10:27:40 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Marcella
I seriously doubt it was any hallucinogenic drug or such that caused him to go off the deeeeeeep end. My guess is, his behavior has a lot to do with living in California. In San Francisco, California to be exact.
14 posted on 02/17/2013 10:30:35 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Tupelo

Sounds like somebody took the brown acid.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 10:31:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...
If I thought I could get away with it I'd open a Red Dwarf themed coffee shop called Starbug's


16 posted on 02/17/2013 10:33:18 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: svcw

This will no longer be a problem when our society let’s men marry signs...


17 posted on 02/17/2013 10:40:18 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Marcella; Tupelo

It doesn’t seem that different than typical coffee-drinkers behavior. You don’t see this behavior in a tea place.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 10:42:42 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps their Wi-Fi was not operational.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 11:00:36 AM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 02/17/2013 11:04:28 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: nickcarraway

Possible outcomes after the fact;

“Afterwards police discovered the man was just an unstable homosexual, so they released him to his boyfriend and all charges were dropped.”

Or:
“They discovered the man had ingested enough bathsalts to become a bathsalt zombie, curiously minus the shouts of “I’ma eat you” or siilar noises.”


21 posted on 02/17/2013 11:14:49 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: nickcarraway

We need to ban Starbucks. Clearly the mere existence of Starbucks caused this violent behavior. So, lets see if the liberals go on a crusade for Starbucks control, similar to the crusades for gun control.

Am I allowed to use the word “crusade”, or is that word banned so that we don’t offend Muslims???


22 posted on 02/17/2013 11:25:54 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway

Surely a Niner fan that just can’t get over it.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 11:39:55 AM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: nickcarraway
“It doesn’t seem that different than typical coffee-drinkers behavior.”

Your saying, “Typical behavior” is not true. With that attitude, you'll be blaming coffee drinkers for mass murder.

I am an atypical coffee drinker in that I drink 4-5 cups every morning, drink non-decaffinated tea during the day and that regular hot tea has a slug of caffeine in it, and usually have a cup of coffee in the evening or two-three more cups of hot tea. The tea I drink is from England and that is full bodied tea.

Scientific studies show coffee helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and regular white tea has a high number of antioxidants which is important to prevent cancer - coffee and tea are good things.

I've never heard of a case of murder by coffee. Don't bother writing back to me because your premise is so wrong, you should already know it.

24 posted on 02/17/2013 12:33:38 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella; nickcarraway

Strongly suspect nick was just being silly.

Well, Marcella, perhaps your coffee and tea consumption has robbed you of a sense of humor.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 12:48:15 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: nickcarraway
Kimberly Welch
26 posted on 02/17/2013 12:53:35 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Marcella

>>I’ve never heard of a case of murder by coffee. <<

They have never found that college roommate of mine who asked me a question before my first coffee.

Just sayin’...


27 posted on 02/17/2013 12:56:36 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Star*****
28 posted on 02/17/2013 12:56:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

29 posted on 02/17/2013 12:58:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

30 posted on 02/17/2013 12:58:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: freedumb2003; Marcella

Against a charge of murder by coffee you would at least have some good grounds on which to present your defense!


31 posted on 02/17/2013 1:07:56 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: null and void

If that’s a Red Dwarf Ping list, would you add me?


32 posted on 02/17/2013 1:09:27 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Revolting cat!

That plce would have to franchise all over SF, it’d be too crowded


33 posted on 02/17/2013 1:09:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

>>Surely a Niner fan that just can’t get over it.<<

“BLOWN CALL!” (Think “LACES OUT!”)

;)


34 posted on 02/17/2013 1:23:36 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Tupelo
My guess is, his behavior has a lot to do with living in California. In San Francisco, California to be exact.

Nonsense. Rohnert Park is 50 miles from San Francisco. It's beyond the burbs. It's just local nuttiness endemic to Northern California. San Francisco is leaps and bounds nuttier than that, believe me.

35 posted on 02/17/2013 1:26:30 PM PST by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Fightin Whitey; Marcella

>>Against a charge of murder by coffee you would at least have some good grounds on which to present your defense!<<

God knows one would be in hot water!


36 posted on 02/17/2013 1:27:55 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Marcella

I’m sure if you took a survey almost 100% of murderers have imbibed coffee at some point in their life. Caffeine is a gateway drug.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 1:34:17 PM PST by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
It is indeed a Red Dwarf ping list, you have indeed been added.

The Red Dwarf ping list doesn't get used much these days, but when it does you will be called to come hither...

(If your horse were a Shetland, would your screen name be Rides_A_Red_Dwarf_Horse?)

QUEEN When mah lace 'ankerchief, flutters onto ze ground, ze chall-onge shall commence!
LISTER I just lurve that accent... rrrrrrarrr!
KRYTEN If I were you, Mr. Galahad, sir, I'd concentrate on memorising your cheats book.

(Dramatic music plays over the sounds of the crowd. A cheer goes up as the Queen lets her handkerchief drop, and the two combatants square, lower their visors, raise lances, and charge)

LISTER Cheat one: codeword 'steedcheat' Haa!

(As they charge, the knight's horse suddenly transforms into a miniature Shetland pony...)


38 posted on 02/17/2013 1:34:59 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: freedumb2003

39 posted on 02/17/2013 1:38:02 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Marcella; Darksheare
Your saying, “Typical behavior” is not true. With that attitude, you'll be blaming coffee drinkers for mass murder.

Hitler lost after Germany couldn't get coffee imports and had to resort to roasting acorns to make "ersatz coffee".

Just sayin'...

40 posted on 02/17/2013 1:39:21 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

The menu should have fresh mango juice and everything edible served in a Vindaloo sauce.


41 posted on 02/17/2013 1:45:21 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: null and void

This is not the first time I have heard about “Red Dwarf.”

What is it?

I am asking on the thread b/c a) we have exhausted the OP and b) I am probably not alone in this question.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 1:48:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: nickcarraway

I went in a Starbucks once. Stared at the menu board about five minutes, and finally had to ask if the sell a cup of coffee.


43 posted on 02/17/2013 1:51:58 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: null and void; Marcella; Darksheare

>>Hitler lost after Germany couldn’t get coffee imports and had to resort to roasting acorns to make “ersatz coffee”.<<

Sounds like basis for a another takeoff of “Downfall” (the famous Hitler rages in the bunker scene that has been endlessly spoofed).


44 posted on 02/17/2013 1:53:36 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: nickcarraway

The police need to see who used that room immediately before this guy. This may have been sheer desperation on the customer’s part.


45 posted on 02/17/2013 1:54:16 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

They’ve got Starbucks at Gitmo? No wonder it can’t be closed - corporate interests!


46 posted on 02/17/2013 1:56:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: gitmo

>>I went in a Starbucks once. Stared at the menu board about five minutes, and finally had to ask if the sell a cup of coffee.<<

During the big Starbucks growth heyday, I used to go to a Starbucks when my friends went (I don’t much care for burnt coffee myself) and ask for a “medium black coffee” just for the entertainment of them saying “you mean ‘Grande Drip.’”

They stopped that a long time ago but they do look at you with a sort of sympathy like you are a Neanderthal (which I am when it comes to coffee).


47 posted on 02/17/2013 1:57:15 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: freedumb2003

Red Dwarf is a British Sci-Fi comedy.

It ran for 8 seasons and has a few follow on movies.

The premise is that the Jupiter Mining Company’s ore hauler/refinery ship suffered a catastrophic drive plate breach and the entire ship’s living quarters were hopelessly contaminated.

Everyone on board was killed, except for the lowliest technician, Dave Lister, a scuzzy little skiver, who was in stasis with forfeiture of pay for smuggling a pregnant cat onboard.

The cat was in the cargo hold, and over the 3 million years it took for radiation levels to drop to safe levels the kitten’s decedents evolved into a more or less human form, one of which was still on board when the ship’s holographic computer (Holly) revived Lister.

Vast amounts of hilarity ensue when Lister, Cat and lister’s late boss, Rimmer, resurrected by hologram, attempt to get back to earth.

It is such a broad and sharp commentary on society and the human condition that I say “If it exists, there is a Red Dwarf of it”.

Well worth exploring by Netflix or other means.


48 posted on 02/17/2013 2:19:18 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: nickcarraway
It doesn’t seem that different than typical coffee-drinkers behavior. You don’t see this behavior in a tea place.

You're right.

I think we need to ban "assault coffee".

49 posted on 02/17/2013 2:30:38 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: freedumb2003

About the only coffee I can’t stand is instant and that stuff McDonald used to sell. I like the new McDonald’s coffee


50 posted on 02/17/2013 3:37:51 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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