Hallucinating man with handgun causes commotion at Taco Bell in Oklahoma City, police say

Gabriel Samuel Rivera, 29, was arrested on complaints of possession of heroin and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. A search of his house turned up 13 guns, anabolic steroid pills and vials of testosterone, Oklahoma City police reported.
by Adam Kemp Modified: February 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm •  Published: February 14, 2013

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.”

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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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