VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of gun and drug-related charges after he allegedly left a handgun behind when he departed a restaurant, Vacaville police said.
At about 4 p.m. Saturday, a patron at a restaurant in the 500 block of Davis Street saw a man with a handgun sitting in a nearby booth. The man, police said, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.READ MORE: Vietnam Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Service From SFO To Ho Chi Minh City
He got up to go to the bathroom, and restaurant patrons saw he left the gun on the seat of the booth. The man returned, but left a short time later without the firearm, police said.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab Robberies
Restaurant employees secured the gun and called police. Police found Anthony Lara a short time later in front of the Brendan Theatres a short distance away and arrested him.
Police determined the handgun had been stolen a few hours earlier from a residence in Vacaville. Lara also faces charges of possession of stolen property, police said.MORE NEWS: COVID: Omicron Variant Has Some Bay Area Families Revising Holiday Travel Plans
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