Man runs into Santa Maria house, threatens to detonate bomb
March 24, 2014
A man stormed into a house in Santa Maria Friday night and threatened to blow up a bomb. [KSBY]
Marcos Vela, 20, knocked on a door in the 1100 block of N. Lincoln Street in Santa Maria around 7:40 p.m. When a resident opened the door, Vela rushed inside and threatened the people in the home.
Vela said he had a bomb and was going to blow up the house, according to Santa Maria police. He then grabbed one of the residents and tried to force the others into a bedroom.
The residents managed to restrain Vela while one called 911.
Officers arrested Vela for robbery, kidnapping, burglary and making criminal threats. Prior to taking him to Santa Barbara County Jail, they transported him to a hospital for treatment to injuries he sustained during the struggle.