SAN RAFAEL (BCN) – The manager and a former employee of Extreme Pizza were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of spray-painting the nearby Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co. in San Rafael, police said.

Timothy Tucker, 32, manager of Extreme Pizza at 703 Fourth St., and Sean Clymer, 26, were booked into Marin County Jail for felony vandalism.  Clymer also was booked on a misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public. Their bail is $10,000.

San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said Stephanie Loftis, the manager of Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co. at 812 Fourth St., was inside the restaurant around 3 a.m. when she saw a man spray-painting the front of the restaurant, which is painted in the bright yellow and green colors of the Brazilian soccer team’s jerseys.

Police arrived within a minute and found two suspects at the corner of Fourth and Cijos streets, Rohrbacher said.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

The two men were trying to discard at least two black spray paint cans and latex gloves in a Dumpster as officers drove up, Rohrbacher said.

Loftis identified Tucker as the man she saw spray-painting the front window of the restaurant, Rohrbacher said.

The damage to the restaurant is estimated at $7,000, Rohrbacher said.

Taylor Maia, owner of Pizza Orgasmica, said the vandals painted the words “go home” and dollar signs on the front and back of the restaurant.

Maia said he received a text from Loftis about the vandalism at 3:18 a.m.

“It’s a pity. This is a beautiful place and location. Nothing is going to stop us,” Maia said this morning.

The San Rafael Design Review Board determined the new Pizza Orgasmica’s colors were too bright and asked Maia to tone down the colors last month.

Maia said the restaurant’s colors will remain green and yellow but will be less bright.

San Rafael senior planner Kraig Tambornini said he met with Maia last Friday. Maia agreed to add a softer yellow color to the large walls of the restaurant but plans to retain the bright yellow and green color scheme on the front entryway, Tambornini said.

“We’re on a path to getting something done,” Tambornini said.

There will be no further meetings or public hearings on the issue before the Design Review Board, Tambornini said.

“We’ll let the board know a solution has been reached and refer it to the board for its consent,” he said.

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Comments (6)
  1. athenia says:

    This is really mean spirited! I have heard of jealousy but this is ridiculious! It also sounds like a hate crime! Lots of Italian Restaurants in the area!

  2. Bob lime says:

    I was a fan of Extreme Pizza, key word “was”.

  3. frank says:

    I never seen this kind of jealousy before, extreme pizza sucks, I’ve gotten sick twice from eating there. I hope the Yellow Pizza does well in Marin, we need better diversity in downtown SR, I am bored with all the horrible Chinese and weird stuff all around, Sol food and now this Brazilian Pizza, we now have different Latin flavors.

  4. malachi says:

    I truly doubt it was a hate crime. I do believe it was two drunk men who made a dumb dission. it was not all of extreme pizza’s employies. it was to drunk individuals who acted carlessly. and extreme pizza should not suffer for dumb acts of an employee. and i wish this other place good luck with all the diffrent pizza places in downtown san rafael. this should be a nice addition.

  5. P-Dog says:

    Nice – Brazillian Pizza in Marin, can I have some egg on mine please? BTW Extreme Pizza Sucks

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