San Carlos Carl’s Jr. coffee creep concedes to criminal threats 

Hopefully this coffee thug will have an awakening.

A 46-year-old man who threatened to gun down everyone at Carl’s Jr. in San Carlos after he was confronted about stealing coffee was sentenced to 42 days in county jail Monday.

Douglas Walter Malone pleaded no contest to misdemeanor criminal threats in connection with the fast food eatery outburst. He was released from jail since he has already served 42 days and was placed on two years probation, prosecutors said.

He was also ordered not to come within 100 yards of the Carl’s Jr. in San Carlos.

Authorities say Malone regularly hassles employees at Carl’s Jr. and feels entitled to filling up his coffee cup without paying.

Around 6 a.m. Aug. 16, he helped himself to a cup as usual, but then became outraged when another regular customer swiped his cup and poured out the coffee, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Malone “started yelling and screaming, telling victims that he was going to get a gun and kill everyone in the restaurant,” Wagstaffe said.

Responding sheriff’s deputies found and arrested Malone near the restaurant. During the arrest he repeated religious sayings, stating the Lord would save him, Wagstaffe said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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