Police officers were called to respond Tuesday night to an Indian restaurant in Oakland after receiving a distressed call about a disorderly man threatening to shoot the establishment staff.
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 reportedly told local police that Sharma visited the restaurant twice this week, the first time was on Monday where Sharma was seen eating and was “acting belligerent,” according to the file complaint.
The owner also said Sharma was “intoxicated” when he returned Tuesday night. Staff allegedly warned Sharma that he was not allowed to enter the restaurant in that state and that’s when Sharma “became angry” and “irate” refusing to leave, the report said.
Some reports say Sharma told an officer he got into a heated argument with a restaurant staff because they have put onions in his food. It has been noted that Sharma was so drunk that police said he was speaking “nonsense”.
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 assaulting the owner and another staff member.
The owner initially did not want to pursue charges, but then changed his mind after Sharma “continued to shout back toward the restaurant”, failing to comply police commands.
The owner then landed a decision to file the charges claiming that he “no longer felt safe in his restaurant and wanted to pursue charges,”.
Sharma is now facing misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, indecent exposure and resisting arrest, and a summary count of public drunkenness.
Source: Independent UK,