Velasquez was drunk and passed out inside the Starbucks, at 8104 Arlington Blvd, when an employee woke him and asked him to leave, the FCPD reports. Velasquez refused and said he had a bomb in his backpack that would explode in two minutes. He then went inside the bathroom and refused to come out.
Employees immediately evacuated the business and called 911. The police asked adjoining business to evacuate as a precaution.
Police negotiators attempted to talk to Velasquez for nearly 70 minutes before he finally walked out of the front door and was arrested. Due to his level of intoxication, Velazquez was taken to an area hospital for treatment, then was taken to the Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond.
He was charged with threats to bomb or damage buildings and being drunk in public. The FPCD Explosive Ordinance Division found the backpack did not contain any hazardous items.