June 18, 2011

Man arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats at Cinco De Mayo restaurant

Walnut Creek police arrested a 50-year-old Concord man after, they say, he walked into Cinco de Mayo restaurant on Locust Street Friday evening, pointed a gun at employees in the busy restaurant and threatened them in Spanish.

Eduardo Ricardo Prado was booked into county jail on $75,000 bail on three counts of terrorist threats, brandishing a firearm and forgery. Brandishing Firearm/Terrorist Threats Arrest

The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. at the restaurant in the 1300 block of Locust Street. Witnesses provided police with a description of the gunman who they say left on foot after brandishing the gun and making threats.

An officer spotted the man a few few minutes later at the corner of Locust and Cypress streets. He and other officers detained him at gunpoint and found on him what was a realistic looking replica of a handgun. Witnesses identified as the man who came into the restaurant.


obiwan said...

Terrorists threats???? Was he screaming "Allahu Akbar" in Spanish?

Martha Ross, formerly known as AKA Soccer Mom said...

Hey Obiwan,
You found your way back to Crazy..... We'll see where this blog goes...

I think terrorist threats means he was just yelling threatening things at people.

obiwan said...

It sounds more to me like some law enforcement officer trying to pad his/her resume. In order to qualify as a "terrorist", (as opposed to a run-of-the-mill sociopath or laid-off employee gone postal) there should be some significant number of people you threaten. Except for the 2AM trying-to-get-sober business, Cinco De Mayo has never seemed to me to be all that popular.

Anonymous said...

Hey obiwan,

So since it never seemed to be all that popular anyone with a gun should be allowed to come in and make terrorist threats.

Sounds like maybe you are the terrorist.