A man who was hallucinating and carrying a handgun ran into a Taco Bell and told everyone three men were trying to kill him, Oklahoma City police reported Thursday.
Gabriel Samuel Rivera, 29, of Oklahoma City, was arrested on complaints of possession of heroin and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police responded about 10 p.m. Tuesday to Taco Bell, 2858 NW 23, where a man had a handgun on the counter next to him, according to the police report.
When police searched Rivera, they found $570 and a plastic bag containing a black tarlike substance that later tested positive for heroin, according to the report.
Rivera told police he was the victim of a carjacking and three men were in the back of his sport utility vehicle in the parking lot.
He said the men broke into his house, forced him into his SUV, pistol-whipped him and made him drive around. Rivera said when he pulled into the restaurant's parking lot he jumped out of the vehicle and ran around it several times trying to get away from his attackers.
Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Rivera was hallucinating.
“He was seeking refuge from imaginary suspects that were chasing him,” Nelson said. “It was a result of his intoxication on drugs and alcohol.”
While being questioned, Rivera kept telling officers the men were going to kill him. He pointed to a white pickup in the parking lot and told police the men were in that truck, the report states. Police tried to reassure Rivera nobody was in the truck, but he kept insisting, according to the police report.
Police said Rivera continued to be paranoid about every person he saw and asked police if he could make a phone call before they executed him.
On Wednesday, officers searched Rivera's home in the 2500 block of NW 23 and found 13 guns with various amounts of ammunition, anabolic steroid pills, vials of testosterone and six Mason jars with mushroom growth, according to the report.
Among the weapons were several rifles and shotguns, an AR-15 rifle and a .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun, police said.
Rivera was released Wednesday on $23,000 bail.