Unruly Peninsula Creamery patron arrested

San Francisco man allegedly grabs waitress, resists officers

A Peninsula Creamery patron was arrested Sunday night after allegedly grabbing a waitress and punching two other customers who tried to come to her assistance.

Jorge Gonzalez, 28, of San Francisco was booked on charges of sexual battery, assault and battery, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and being drunk in public, Palo Alto Police Sgt. Dave Flohr said.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Emerson Street establishment, when Gonzalez allegedly grabbed the waitress. He was asked to leave the restaurant. While the waitress and a customer were escorting him outside, Gonzalez allegedly punched the customer, as well as a second customer who tried to help.

"There was a lot of alcohol involved," Flohr said. "The officers ended up having to wrestle with him and finally got him in custody."

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Posted by Whit
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

"Bubbly Burger Battery"

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Barron Park
on May 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I was the Mayor of the Creamery on Foursquare once. I might have to return on a law-and-order platform!

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Posted by He's a supporter
a resident of College Terrace
on May 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

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Posted by Milkshake man
a resident of University South
on May 4, 2011 at 9:54 am

I was there for the whole thing, and I agree with everything in the article except for the sexual battery part. He may have grabbed someones arm, but it was because he was wasted out of his mind, not trying to cop a feel. Everything else was totally deserved though, it ended up in quite the melee inside and outside the restaurant after he got kicked out three times and then socked a guy in the face who was trying to make sure he didn't do anything crazy.

This guy obviously had a pretty serious drinking problem to be that wasted at 9:30pm on a Sunday and to be acted the way he was acting. He was doing the whole "walk around the restaurant and fist bump tables of people" routine and then after he got kicked out twice, he came back in PISSED off and started getting threatening.

Overall, he got his face pounded on by the two guys he punched, arrested, and probably woke up in jail wondering what happened, why his face and head hurt a ton, and why he is facing felony charges.

I know the manager/waitress was pissed off, and the guy was a dick, but if he has to register as a sex offender now because of this incident, that's not right.

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Posted by tip
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on May 5, 2011 at 3:02 am

did he leave a tip

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