Monday, February 28, 2011

Dad who threatened to blow up bridge with 16-year-old daughter in car gets one year in jail (Antioch, California)

Seems that dad CRAIG-CARLOS VALENTINO suspected his wifey might be cheating on his crazy @$$. So naturally, he PROVES he's a crazy @$$ by making a false bomb threat on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. All while his 16-year-old daughter is in his car, because what's the use of High Daddy Drama unless you have a captive audience? For this spectacle, he get one whole year in jail. I tell you, had this been a mommy, she'd be locked away in some psych ward for life.

Man who halted bridge traffic faces a year in jail
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

San Francisco Chronicle February 28, 2011 12:04 PM Monday, February 28, 2011

(02-28) 12:04 PST SAN FRANCISCO --

An Antioch man who brought traffic to a standstill when he threatened to jump from the Bay Bridge or blow up his SUV has been convicted of making a false bomb threat and child endangerment because his 16-year-old daughter was in the car with him, San Francisco authorities said today.

Craig Carlos-Valentino, a 52-year-old security guard, pleaded guilty Friday in San Francisco Superior Court to the two felonies and will be sentenced to a year in county jail, said Seth Steward, a spokesman for District Attorney George Gascón.

Prosecutors originally charged Carlos-Valentino with kidnapping and false imprisonment, But a judge dropped those counts in December after Carlos Valentino's daughter testified that she didn't believe he had put her in harm's way.

The daughter, who had accompanied her father for what she thought was a breakfast outing, was not hurt.

Carlos-Valentino did not have a bomb when he pulled over near the center anchorage west of Treasure Island just before 7 a.m. Nov. 11, the California Highway Patrol said.

Upset because he believed his wife had been cheating on him, he started making phone calls to a radio station and to authorities.

After CHP officers converged on the scene, a two-hour standoff ensued, shutting down traffic into San Francisco. Carlos-Valentino eventually surrendered.

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