Good news out of California, where Long Beach Police arrested a disgruntled Marriott employee who planned to shoot “everyone he saw” at the hotel he worked for.
Rodolfo Montoya, a cook at the Long Beach Marriott hotel, was upset over a “human resources” issue. Speaking to a co-worker, he outlined a harrowing plan in which he would use a cache of weapons to shoot both guests and employees in the lobby of the hotel. That co-worker alerted police, who obtained a search warrant to examine his home.
When police searched his home in Huntington Beach, they found:
- multiple firearms
- hundreds of rounds of ammunition
- tactical gear including high-capacity magazines and an assault rifle (both of which are illegal to possess in California)
During a press conference on the incident, Long Beach Police Department Chief Robert Luna said:
Suspect Montoya had clear plans, intent and the means to carry out an act of violence that may have resulted in a mass casualty incident.
Montoya was arrested and booked on:
- manufacturing and distributing assault weapons
- possession of an assault weapon
- making a criminal threat
He had no prior criminal record and is currently being held in a Long Beach jail with bail set at $500,000.
We’ve seen countless of acts of senseless violence throughout the country in the last several months. We want to remind everyone that if you see, hear or read about any threats or suspicious activity, I believe that it is your obligation to report that to the police.
I agree. What a relief to report that Montoya was apprehended, rather than report a story of carnage and death. If you do hear something, please say something. Lives may depend upon it…
(H/T: Rene’s Points)