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Police arrest man suspected of brandishing firearm at busy restaurant Friday night

Original post made on Jun 20, 2011

Police responded to Cinco de Mayo restaurant at 1372 Locust St. at around 7:50 p.m. after receiving several reports that a man had walked in to the restaurant and pointed a gun at several employees while yelling at them in Spanish.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 19, 2011, 9:37 PM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

My, My, My... I would say a little over reaction by the Walnut Creek PD.

Arrested for brandishing a toy hand gun and making terrorist threats in Spanish...WOW

I think the only thing he did that was really stupid was risking getting shot by the cop's. Pointing a gun, real or not will get you killed.

Julia from Alamo

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

And this is surprising how?

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

What content was he yelling?
What is his nationality and US Citizenship status?
Was any motive established?

I dislike these stories that leave so many obvious questions unanswered.....and so much room for rampant speculation.

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Posted by Eagle
a resident of Danville
on Jun 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Maybe he should have been shot by the police; then Julia may have had a point in decrying "a little over reaction."
Thank you, Walnut Creek police department!

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

Oh Eagle wake up and fly right.

Julia from Alamo

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Posted by Brett
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

Anyone ever watch the rigors Police Officers go through- training to make instant decisions when pop-ups show a shadow with.... is it a gun? Is it a child with a toy gun? Anyone reading who thinks THEY would be better at the judgement calls Officers must make?

Yes, there are rogue cops who are no better than the bad guys.

But "arm chair quarterbacking" is usually "played" by people with no skills.

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Posted by Jon American
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Check his immigration status and deport if illegal. If legal--confiscate his green card so he can't continue collecting OUR benefits.

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jun 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Maybe Julia and Hal can cuddle up...(they are the same BTW) and talk about how terible this valley is together...I happen to like it here and enjoy every is sad Hal has so many voices talking to him...kind of reminds me of Norman Bates...scary stuff...

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Jun 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

jrm is back with his typical "character assassination" attacks on people and their personalities.

I'd rather see all Commenters contest the ISSUES raised, not the PERSONS participating.
It gets so unpleasant to read through the disparaging "trash talking"--which is a quick effort to silence people and reduce readership of certain articles. Basically a political bullying technique.
Instead of injecting vile and ill-will towards our local persons (no matter any personal opinions are about them, their ideas, or styles of writing), I hope to see more responses to their statements of ideas, concepts, philosophies, and belief systems.

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Posted by Bud
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Now, now, psmacintosh... You see, good old Hal likes to inject a little extra oxygen into the fire every now and then; I know because I've had a little history with him on these comment sections. That being said, Hal or Julia, whatever name he goes by obviously made a statement ignorant of the facts. He got called out and you defended him. I'm with jrm. I like this area. Now please, just calm down and enjoy this great weather.

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