BURLINGAME (CBS SF) — A 55-year-old San Francisco man has been charged with making criminal threats with a hate crime enhancement for allegedly threatening to shoot a family including small children wearing Black Lives Matter shirts at a restaurant in Burlingame earlier this month, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Steven Cibotti is accused of confronting a family of five at about 5:25 p.m. on June 7 at Flights Restaurant at 1100 Burlingame Ave. after the family had attended a march in San Francisco, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fawn Fire Grows to 6,850 Acres in Shasta County; No New Structures Destroyed
The family, which includes children ages 7, 5 and 2, had T-shirts on that said Black Lives Matter, and Cibotti allegedly approached their table and yelled “blue lives matter” and pushed their table, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Costco Limits Water, Toilet Paper, Other Purchases Due To Supply Chain Delays
The children’s father told Cibotti not to speak to the family like that, and Cibotti then allegedly yelled, “f— you, if I had a gun, I would shoot all of you,” then left the area, prosecutors said.
He was eventually identified and charged in the case, which had an initial felony arraignment Tuesday. Cibotti is out of custody on $150,000 bail and was not present at the hearing, but was represented by a defense attorney.MORE NEWS: SF City Planners Won't Allow Taqueria El Farolito In North Beach Due To 'Chain Store' Ban
The case was continued to July 22, prosecutors said. Cibotti’s defense attorney was not immediately available to comment on the case.