MARTINEZ (BCN) – Martinez police arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a Starbucks coffee shop on Monday.
Police and firefighters were called to the shop in the 3300 block of Alhambra Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Monday after a man entered the Starbucks restroom and, shortly after exiting, the restaurant began filling with smoke. Employees told investigators a trashcan and toilet had been filled with trash and toilet paper and set on fire.READ MORE: Repairs Finish Early on Ramp Between I-80 and Highway 101
Firefighters quickly doused the blaze with minimal damage, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman Steve Hill said.READ MORE: Two Men Fatally Shot Near Laurel District in Oakland
Shortly afterward, police arrested 47-year-old Martinez resident John Shannon on Alhambra Avenue after he was identified by witnesses in a field lineup.
He was arrested on suspicion of arson, specifically setting fire to an inhabited structure, and was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.MORE NEWS: Afghan American Family Finally Returns to California; 'It's A Story Of Hope'
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