Police officers were called Tuesday night to an Indian restaurant in Oakland after receiving a report of a disorderly man threatening to shoot the staff.
According to the criminal complaint, 43-year-old Yuba Raj Sharma was so drunk and difficult that he became “dead weight” as police tried to put him in a patrol car.
The owner of the All India restaurant on North Craig Street told police that Sharma visited twice this week, the first time on Monday. The owner said Sharma was eating there and “acting belligerent,” according to the complaint.
The owner said Sharma was “intoxicated” when he returned Tuesday night and was told that he was not welcome at the restaurant, according to a police report. That’s when Sharma “became angry” and “irate” refusing to leave, the report said.
According to the complaint, Sharma told the owner that “he was going to shoot him,” then the owner saw Sharma make “a motion that he had a gun in his pants.” After 911 was called, “Sharma pulled down his pants exposing his genitals” while verbally taunting the owner and another staff member, police documents say.
The owner initially did not want to pursue charges, but changed his mind after Sharma “continued to shout back toward the restaurant” and ignore police commands, the complaint said.
Ultimately, the owner told police that he “no longer felt safe in his restaurant and wanted to pursue charges,” the complaint said.
Sharma was so drunk that police said he was speaking “nonsense,” and at one point, he told an officer that “he got into an argument with staff because they put onions in his food,” according to the complaint.
Sharma faces misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, indecent exposure and resisting arrest, and a summary count of public drunkenness. Police said he had a Michigan identification on him when arrested.