The man who flirtatiously gave his number to a female restaurant worker in San Mateo before burglarizing the eatery later in the night pleaded no contest Wednesday to commercial burglary and possession of methamphetamine felony charges, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Keveen Quintanilla, 31, of Burlingame, was arrested Sunday after exchanging text messages with a San Mateo police detective that Quintanilla thought was the woman from the restaurant.
Quintanilla, who was out on bail for a drug-related charge in January, was outside the Curry Up Now eatery in San Mateo flirting with a female employee on Saturday. He gave the woman his phone number and she went back inside the restaurant. Thirty minutes later, employees went out back the eatery and caught someone burglarizing the restaurant's storage locker and a next door business, prosecutors said. The burglar was identified as Quintanilla, who ran off with a TV and other electronic equipment before police arrived.
The woman Quintanilla flirted with gave police his phone number and they set up the "date" to arrest him. When he was booked into county jail, he was found with a small amount of methamphetamine, prosecutors said, and the stolen goods were reportedly found at his residence.
Quintanilla pleaded no contest to the charges and was placed on three years supervised probation on condition of 90 days in county jail, with credit for eight days served. His case was continued to April 4 where he will be considered for the Bridge Treatment program and restitution hearing.