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St. Petersburg man threatens to blow up bar that cut him off, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — Charles Edward Little didn't take kindly to being cut off at the 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House on Sunday night, police said.

He's accused of threatening to blow the place up.

Little, 35, was arrested on charges of making a false report of planting an explosive device and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. (Click here to see his mugshot)

Little was drinking outside the restaurant around 9 p.m. when he went inside to complain that he had lost his cell phone, according to a police report. Little was getting "belligerent" with the staff, police said, so a patron went outside and found his phone.

To thank the patron, Little tried to kiss her, police said. She pushed him away. He walked around the bar became more belligerent, the report said. The bartender told Little he wouldn't be served any more alcohol.

That's when Little started making threats, police said.

He told the restaurant staff he would "bring the building down in three minutes," according to his arrest report. Then the staff tried to get him out of the restaurant, and Little started walking along Beach Drive NE. The staff also flagged down a police officer.

Little had left his belongings behind, the report said, and an officer discovered marijuana inside his pack of cigarettes. Little, of 2400 15th Ave. S, was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he was being held Monday in lieu of $10,150 bail.

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St. Petersburg man threatens to blow up bar that cut him off, police say 05/10/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:28pm]
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