Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Isla Vista man for felony vandalism after a bizarre incident at a Goleta 7-Eleven convenience store.

Just after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man destroying property and merchandise at the 7-Eleven convenience store located in the 7300 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  According to employees who called 9-1-1, 27-year-old Isla Vista resident Ghazi Elayyan entered the 7-Eleven convenience store making incoherent statements.  He immediately began destroying merchandise, throwing dozens of glass bottles onto the floor and damaging several display cases.  

There were no other customers in the store at the time, and employees were able to hide in a rear office as Elayyan continued to destroy merchandise and other property.  Sheriff’s deputies from the Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau, Isla Vista Foot Patrol and the Crisis Intervention Team responded and contacted Elayyan as he stood in front of the store, still screaming and suffering from several cuts on his hands and feet.  Elayyan was taken into custody without incident and was evaluated by members of the Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team at the scene.  He was ultimately booked into the Santa Barbara Main Jail for a violation of Penal Code §594(b)(1) – Felony Vandalism.

Due to mental health concerns, deputies completed a mental health evaluation form which will trigger a mental health evaluation while in custody, ensuring any treatment needs are met.  The Crisis Intervention Team, under the direction of the Sheriff’s Behavioral Sciences Unit, conducts wellness check’s on persons with mental health concerns once they are released from custody.

Elayyan is currently in-custody and being held on $20,000 bail.  

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Bodyboarder73 Sep 22, 2019 08:35 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

He should have been forced to clean up the mess before being arrested. He's also going to be broke for a long time when he get's out of jail. He should have just taken his anger out on a punching bag instead. It'd have been much cheaper.

giftedinSB Sep 20, 2019 10:18 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

Geez, what a mess. Even before I read the final paragraph, I was thinking this sounds like a psychotic break. I hope he gets the help he needs and is duly punished for his actions.

MyHonorStudentB Sep 20, 2019 07:10 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

Google lists as "field engineer for PG&E" so why is someone in this thread characterizing the accused as a "vagrant". Seriously, that is a smear on those who are called "vagrant" i.e., itinerant individuals who sleep rough as they travel, or in a second meaning, quasi-local homeless who move around. Whatever issues you may have with those people, who are less fortunate than we keyboard surfers, they don't go around trashing retail stores. I could go on with this characterization of this incident as "another white man goes berserk" but rather than take the bait, I will simply take one more step back from the mob mentality that racializes every ill that befalls this world.

Tee Gee Sep 20, 2019 06:21 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

It appears that he targeted beer, wine, and cigarettes. Perhaps he was channeling Jesus clearing the moneylenders from the portico of the Temple. The aberrant mind is fascinating.

LocalMatt Sep 19, 2019 08:53 PM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

So if someone is on some sort of drug, does this automatically become a mental health issue? When do we take responsibility for our actions before we become addicted?

Factotum Sep 22, 2019 09:07 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

7-11 appears to be in cahoots with a pervasive EBT money laundering scam. Lots of dealing done in 7-11 parking lots. Time to expose the massive "wealth redistribution" EBT cards now stand for. Put free "government money" on the table, and you would be surprised who comes in to scoop it up. More swamp creatures. Funded by our tax dollars.

a-1571495964 Sep 20, 2019 11:22 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

At the new 7-11 they’re opening near Macy’s, no less. Great move for the community - let’s open more 7-11s but make it h*ll for locals to open nicer businesses. God forbid anyone have a stylish neon sign, but 7-11, that’s great.

Factotum Sep 19, 2019 03:41 PM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

Triage these criminal vagrants: the have nots; the can nots; the will nots. He is either a cannot or a will not. Time to take him off the streets and secure them for the rest of us.

Factotum Sep 22, 2019 09:11 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

When are voters going to vote the bums out? As long as we select our "government leaders" we get the government we deserve. There is no such thing as a remote government; it is made up of Hannah-Beth Jackson, Monique Limon and until recently Das Willaims, all making decisions in Sacramento that now come crashing down on us. We elect them, we move them on to revolving door other positions, and yet we complain about our "government". Make some sense please. There are alternatives besides what one party rule has been offering these past 20 years.

LCP112233 Sep 20, 2019 11:51 AM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

FACT. Can't agree with you more. And our wonderful state is calling this a "housing crisis". What a joke. We have a vagrant, drug addict crisis. All the houses in the world are not going to help. When are they going to get that through their thick skulls. We have a leadership crisis in this state as well. Expect more of this type of behavior.

ParvoPup Sep 19, 2019 03:38 PM
Man Arrested for Throwing Glass Bottles in 7-Eleven

When I lived in New York during the dirty years of the 1980's and you pulled this stunt in any bodega in town - you would either be shot the Owner or pepper sprayed by his wife.

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