LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hotel cook who threatened to shoot up his workplace and kept an arsenal at his home has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison.
Thirty-seven-year-old Rodolfo Montoya pleaded no contest earlier this month to two felony counts of making criminal threats.
Police said Montoya,who worked at the Long Beach Marriott, was angry over a workplace issue and in August told a co-worker he was going to shoot other colleagues and people at the hotel. The co-worker notified management, who called police.
At Montoya’s home, investigators found a Colt AR-15 rifle, a shotgun, pistols and other rifles, tactical gear and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said.