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Man pulls handgun on woman in Alhambra Starbucks parking lot

A Rosemead man allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Thursday morning in the Starbucks parking lot on Fremont Avenue and Mission Road. The suspect, Frank Hernandez, 64, was arrested about an hour later and booked for attempted kidnapping, according to a Thursday press release from the Alhambra Police Department.

The victim was meeting Hernandez, an acquaintance from her church, at the coffee shop around 9 a.m., according to the police department. Before she could exit her vehicle in the parking lot, Hernandez allegedly approached her, brandished a handgun, and threatened to kill her if she did not let him in the car. The victim yelled to a passerby, who approached the suspect and told him to leave the woman alone. Hernandez then ran to his car and fled the scene.

Alhambra police located and arrested the suspect an hour later. Hernandez, a registered sex offender, is on parole for a rape conviction and is required to wear an ankle bracelet, but he cut the bracelet off Thursday before threatening the victim, according to Alhambra police.

His bail has been set at $1,100,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Alhambra Superior Court on Monday.

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2 thoughts on “Man pulls handgun on woman in Alhambra Starbucks parking lot”

  1. If he was convicted of rape why was he out on parole???? He’s lucky he didn’t try that on me,if he did i’d have grabbed the gun out of his hand on shot him right in the head!!!! put him out of my misery.

  2. That’s my closest Starbucks, and I’m there several times a week. Also frequent Subway and Pick Up Stix in the same complex. I’ve never felt afraid, but always am careful. My first thought was, “Oh, no. Starbucks refuses to ban guns from its outlets.” But, when I read that the victim and the crazy man were acquaintances, I felt better. Thanks to the person who helped her and the Alhambra police for the great job they did to avoid what could have been a real tragedy.

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