Call it slow food advocacy gone too far… A mentally ill San Carlos man who had been living near a creek close to a Carl’s Jr. pleaded no contest yesterday to charges that he pepper-sprayed employees at the restaurant back in May. As the Examiner reports, believing that the restaurant workers were trying to poison him, he “concocted a plan to fight poison with poison,” and decided to attack them as well as an innocent passerby with a can of bear repellent. He faces a year of county jail time and will spend some time in a mental health facility as well.
Man who pepper-sprayed Carls Jr. workers pleads no contest [Examiner]
Earlier: Pepper-spraying food critic poisons restaurant’s atmosphere [Examiner]
What Carl’s Jr. Doesn’t Want You to See [Grub Street]