Skip to comments.Man Goes Berserk Inside Bay Area Starbucks
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
Sounds like Jesse could do with decaf.
If I had to pay so much for a cup of coffee, I’d go beserk too.
$2 for a 20 oz cup of coffee, to much - hardly.
Guess he went in for the "Full Body" Latte.
No more triple expresso for him!
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.
These weird things happen in all retail stores.
One cream or two?
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.
Bath salts and coffee ... mmm,mmm,mmmmmmmmmmm
Dude! Switch to decaf!
Sounds like somebody took the brown acid.
This will no longer be a problem when our society let’s men marry signs...
It doesn’t seem that different than typical coffee-drinkers behavior. You don’t see this behavior in a tea place.
Perhaps their Wi-Fi was not operational.
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.”
“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.”
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???
Surely a Niner fan that just can’t get over it.
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.
Strongly suspect nick was just being silly.
Well, Marcella, perhaps your coffee and tea consumption has robbed you of a sense of humor.
>>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.
Against a charge of murder by coffee you would at least have some good grounds on which to present your defense!
If that’s a Red Dwarf Ping list, would you add me?
That plce would have to franchise all over SF, it’d be too crowded
>>Surely a Niner fan that just cant get over it.<<
“BLOWN CALL!” (Think “LACES OUT!”)
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.
>>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!
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.
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...)
Hitler lost after Germany couldn't get coffee imports and had to resort to roasting acorns to make "ersatz coffee".
The menu should have fresh mango juice and everything edible served in a Vindaloo sauce.
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.
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.
>>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).
The police need to see who used that room immediately before this guy. This may have been sheer desperation on the customer’s part.
They’ve got Starbucks at Gitmo? No wonder it can’t be closed - corporate interests!
>>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).
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.
I think we need to ban "assault coffee".
About the only coffee I can’t stand is instant and that stuff McDonald used to sell. I like the new McDonald’s coffee