San Jose man pleads not guilty to breaking into Redwood City spa 

A man accused of making a bloody mess at a Redwood City spa on Monday pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and vandalism charges on Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Alan Patrick Stinson, 32, of San Jose, was reportedly arrested by sheriff's deputies Monday night about 11:10 p.m. in front of the Woodside Spa on Woodside Road, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Deputies had arrived on the scene on reports of loud noises coming from the spa and when they arrived they reportedly saw Stinson standing by the glass front door, which had been shattered, and that Stinson's hands and face were covered in blood.

Deputies reported that there was blood all over the walls of the spa, as well.

Prosecutors said that Stinson had $735 worth of cash with his blood on it that they say he took from the spa's office. There is reportedly security camera footage of Stinson smashing through the door, shoulder first.

On his way to jail, prosecutors said he told officers that he had been at the spa before and that they sell sexual services and blamed the incident on alcohol and drugs. However, there was no evidence he was under the influence or that he'd ever been to the spa before.

A female employee was sleeping upstairs during the incident, but was unharmed, prosecutors said.

Stinson was appointed a public defender and pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and vandalism, prosecutors said. He will return to court for a preliminary hearing on May 5.

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