Austin man arrested during traffic stop compares himself to Las Vegas shooter
The Austin Police Department says a man detained during a a traffic stop compared himself to the Las Vegas shooter.
APD says that an officer was driving west in the 1600 block of E. 2nd St. when he observed a 2002 silver Honda car fail to stop at the intersection of 2nd St. and Comal St.
According to an affidavit, the officer conducted a traffic stop for the violation he observed. The officer say he approached the driver's window and immediately detected marijuana odor coming from the inside of the car.
The police identified the driver as 54-year-old Braulio Quintanilla Jr.
After speaking with the suspect, the officer say that he could see small amounts of green leafy substance on the driver's floorboard.
The officer removed the suspect from the car and conducted a search where he found a Marlboro cigarettes box with 17 white pills stamped "Watson 853." Police say the pills tested positive for hydrocodone.
The officer arrested Quintanilla for possession of controlled substance. Police say that prior to transporting the suspect to jail he stated: "F--- you, f--- everybody. When I get out , I am coming for you and your family. I'm going to get the biggest batch of methamphetamines and give it to your kids."
The officer say the statement caused him great alarm, specially for the safety of his family once Quintanilla is released from jail.
Police say the suspect continued making statements comparing his ability to commit violence with the shooter during the Las Vegas massacre. The suspect say he had "nothing to lose." The suspect also told the officer that "no one can stop me."
Quintanilla was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and retaliation. His bond was set at $25,000.