Skip to comments.Burglary Suspect's Flirting Leads to His Arrest
Posted on 03/26/2014 1:37:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Police in the South Bay say they set up a suspected burglar on a first date he likely regrets. Marianne Favro reports.
Police on the Peninsula say they set up a suspected burglar on a first date he likely regrets.
Keveen Quintanilla, 31, of Burlingame, is accused of burglarizing Curry Up Now, a restaurant in the 100 block of South B Street in San Mateo. San Mateo police say he was caught in the act by employees in the early hours of Saturday morning, but he fled the scene before police could arrive.
One of those employees, 22-year-old bartender Ashleigh Cullen, told police she recognized the suspect as a man who had previously flirted with her during business hours.
Cullen says she was getting ready to close the restaurant in the wee hours of Saturday morning when a man came up to her as she was taking out the recycling.
Download the Free NBC Bay Area Mobile App He said hed seen me around and wanted to hang out, which was strange since it was already 1 a.m. when he approached me, Cullen said.
Later, she says, she realized someone had burglarized the restaurant's storage area, stealing televisions, other electronics and something unusual.
He stole a pair of my slippers I keep in the basement, Cullen said.
Cullen was able to give police the man's name and phone number.
Then, pretending to be Cullen, San Mateo police started exchanging texts with the suspect. They arranged a fake date at a donut shop in Burlingame.
Ashleigh+Cullen Ashleigh Cullen This genius decided, 'Sure, OK,' and he showed up there on Burlingame Avenue, not to meet the young woman from the restaurant but instead two plainclothes detectives, San Mateo Count District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Police: Taco Bell Customer Leads Officers on Deadly Chase Instead of a date with Cullen, Quintanilla ended his night in handcuffs with a chauffeured ride to jail.
He was booked into San Mateo County Jail. He is charged with five felonies, including burglary and possessing methamphetamine.
This is a simple case, once again proving when you think not with your brain but with your emotions, such as this idiot was doing, you end up in the county jail, Wagstaffe said.
He already has another date lined up: Quintanilla is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
Is there are soup stand next door called Simmer Down Now?
She’s a pretty girl, even with the green hair and nose ring, but she is way too young for that Bug-Eyed Burgler. Not smart of her or the news to publicize the girl, because a friend of the Burglar may wish to pay her back for working with the police.
She has nice green hair ...
These strange sentences always amuse me. Copy and Paste can be a dangerous function.
I don't think it was his emotions he was thinking with, well at least he wasn't thinking with the head attached to his neck.
I was pronouncing her date guilty, but when I googled the photo, I didn’t want to post it to draw any skepticism into her own innocence.
The jury may still be out.
I am sure he DOES regret it. It looks to me like he was so interested in this female, that he violated the prime directive of texting. If a stranger texts you and wants to meet somewhere, DON'T go. He deserves what he gets, just for being stupid.
The name of the perp appears three times.
At least they didn't include her home address, cell phone number, and social security number.
I got into the habit of poorly rewriting typed text by an overaggressive wordsmithing boss who would have me type something (or type it herself) and then change the whole thing back and forth between past, present, and future tense and then change phrasing, etc. throughout (without word searching) and then wonder why the whole thing took so long and was inconsistent. Give me a style guide and I’ll refer to it.
So back to the habit at hand, yeah I’ll fall into it posting to FR now and read something I’ve posted and realize some errors from multiple edits before the posting.
Does she have an OKcupidfishbook profile????
That will be in the second update.
And he didn't catch on who they were? Criminals are stoopid!
Sometimes the jokes just write themselves...
The nose rings are a no-no for me.
I don’t think it was his emotions he was thinking with, well at least he wasn’t thinking with the head attached to his neck.
John Hiatt recorded a whole song about that. It’s on the album “Little Head.” Funny name, that...