Drunk Man Passes Out Inside Concord Donut Shop

December 17, 2013 10:27 am · 44 comments

A drunk man passed out inside the Best Little Donut Shop in Town on East Street in Concord on Tuesday morning around 10am.

He was apparently kicked out of the shop earlier in the morning, but came back in and passed out.

Police, fire and paramedics arrived on scene and located the man, who was breathing.

He was brought to the hospital and will survive.


1 Proves it! December 17, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Excessive donut eating causes black outs!

Hope they sanitized the seat…..

Just say’n.

Sad. This is almost “not news”. It’s an age old problem. Wino’s in every town.

2 Julie December 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM

At least they kicked him out.

3 Jesse December 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

We used to go there after church!

4 no handle December 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Simple solution would have been to drag the person out to the parking lot and turn a fire hose on him.

5 Mr. Pink December 17, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I question whether or not this is Claycord worthy.

6 The Mamba December 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Is he one of the Concord 13? All those agencies involved as well as a hospital, that we eventually pay for.

7 Howard K Mullins III December 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Hung over drunks crave sugar. A donut shop is a great place to get a sugar fix.

Best Little Donut Shop in Town has some great donuts. Just wish the place was kept cleaner.

Using the fire hose to clean out the shop and move the drunk out would have done wonders for both.

8 CLAYCORD.com December 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

We were getting a lot of questions about what was happening, so we posted the info.

9 BLS December 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

This just made me laugh…

10 Outraged citizen December 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

That’s no surprise. Concord pushed all the homeless people out to the edge of n. Concord. Now they let them run a muck since their all in on place. They are overwhelming the entire area destroying home values and buisness. What has been done to the citizens and home owners of the area an the buisness owners is an outrage. I’m sure it will become a larger issue when someone gets attacked by one of these drunks.

11 Anon December 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

The answer is Soylent Green!

12 Hey Outraged... December 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

The city is even giving out new sleeping bags to the hobos! RIDICULOUS!!!

13 JT F December 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I could see why…the apple fritters there give you that level of grease and bread you need to cure a hangover. I love them apple fritters!

14 Little Bo Peep December 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Don’t judge as you swallow your paxil, buspar, celebrex, lithium and/
or smoke your weed . It’s all the same, Our society is all on something today
to put up with all the narcicists out there, it’s just some don’t live in fancy homes, they live on the street.

15 @hey outraged December 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM

You are a sicko Scrroge AND really mean with a cold heart. Karma baby!

16 Anon December 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM

It’s time for another homeless sweep. Drive the bums back out of town.

17 Mr. Pink December 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Got it. Thanks, Mayor.

18 Mikey December 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Growing up in Concord in the 80′s, I don’t remember any of this. There may have been a few homeless or drunks around town but I don’t remember ever seeing them….. it is very sad that this area has become such a magnet for the homeless….. I just cannot figure out why here?
Yesterday I stopped for a quick bite to eat in Clayton Valley Shopping Center (Clayton Rd and Ygnacio Valley Rd) and was stunned at how many homeless/drunks were wandering all around that shopping center and street. WTF? That used to be a nice area….. there isn’t a homeless shelter in the area so I don’t understand what the draw is?

19 JET December 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM

@Mr Pink #5:

The mayor posted it because he felt like it. Its his blog. He can post about a birds nest if he feels like it….. if you don’t like it, get your own blog. I trust the Mayor’s judgement on what is newsworthy around here…… thanks. :)

20 Shelly December 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM

There but for the Grace of God go I

21 Mr. Pink December 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM

JET – thanks for your unsolicited opinion.

Yes it is his blog and he can post whatever he wants, however, as readers we have a right to speak our opinions as to the content. I assume the mayor is interested in feedback because if his readers lose interest perhaps they will go elsewhere. I simply questioned the newsworthyness of a drunk passing out in a donut shop. I’m sure there are many drunk/homeless incidents that take place everyday in Claycord, but most are not worth the “ink,” hence my question.

The mayor responded with a plausible explanation.

22 Rick December 17, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Best dang doughnuts in town. I miss em !

23 another unsolicited opinion December 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I actually prefer the small stories about ongoing incidents since they’re not available from any other source and give you an idea of what is going on around you. As Claycord.com has grown there are much more long-term, detailed stories, which are great; but please don’t ever stop doing the small stuff like this. It’s good for the community’s general awareness.

24 CLAYCORD.com December 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Thanks, Another Unsolicited Opinion. Agreed.

25 Under the Jokes and Banter December 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I don’t like seeing scruffy, smelly, sad people around Concord, either, but really, where’s that part of us that’s thinking, “There but for the grace of God go I”?

How many of us have black sheep in the family addicted to prescription drugs or alcohol who struggle, but can’t seem to shake the monkey on their back?

Under all the jokes about hosing this guy off, or “Drunken Donuts,” is a sad, sad story of perhaps a lost soul that’s given up. And that’s a reflection on our community. At least worthy of a mature, intelligent dialogue.

Thank you, Mayor, for making the joke-worthy, invisible people like this visible and put back on the radar screen so we can realize there’s no such thing as human garbage and you can’t sweep people under the rug.

26 Cowellian December 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM

I was under the impression that when the Mayor first clicked on the “Open for Business” sign, that was a solicitation for opinions.

27 anonanonagain December 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

One man’s affliction is another man’s addiction. I understand that there are some in this world who can’t/won’t/aren’t able to change their lot in life. It is sad but it is also impacting society in other detrimental ways.
You can’t force a drunk or drug addict into treatment.
For me, being without a bed, having 3 squares a day and warm place to be at night would be a huge motivator to change my life…..but that’s just me.

28 DonutsfortheDonutless December 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Did they open a Drunkin Donuts?

29 For real doe... December 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I have 2 questions… What makes this a medical emergency? How likely is it that concord PD shows up to arrest this fella once he has gotten his work up at the ER? Answers: it isn’t and no chance. Hope that the best little donut shop likes repeat customers.

30 mika December 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

And who pays the $1,500 ambulance bill and hospital bill?

31 Homer December 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I once passed out in a liquor store after eating too many donuts.

32 Jesus December 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM

@ Mika……You should not be thinking about money when your brother needs help to save his life!

33 Retired Cop December 17, 2013 at 6:55 PM

“I have 2 questions… What makes this a medical emergency? How likely is it that concord PD shows up to arrest this fella once he has gotten his work up at the ER? Answers: it isn’t and no chance. Hope that the best little donut shop likes repeat customers.”

When someone goes down medically–it is an emergency
Doubt the DA will ever hear about it…unless this si the 6th time in the last few months.

“And who pays the $1,500 ambulance bill and hospital bill?”

The citizens of this fine County..I believe there is a discounted amount that they pay.

34 tis the season December 17, 2013 at 7:46 PM

In the spirit of the season it is nice to hear the compassionate outpouring towards our fellow man.

35 J. December 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It’s more like $1500 for the ambulance ride, and $15,000 for the E.R. visit.

36 Big Al December 17, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Round them all up and put them in nice shelters, and if nobody claims them in two weeks, put them to sleep. Works well with animals.

37 Frosty December 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

One things most Claycordians do not have…… A heart
Brutal = hiding behind your computer , because of no self esteem, morals or values. You are all sooooooooooo high school mentality. Hope you all feel better now!

38 Peter Piles December 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Who cares who passes out anywhere if he passes out he cant bother anyone whoever this bothers get a life

39 Ironic December 18, 2013 at 1:25 AM

What’s pathetic is so many people laughing this off probably consider themselves staunch Christians. What if this was your dad, brother or son, and people were suggesting euthanization as one solution, as Big Al did?

If you’re not just trying to get a rise out of the group from the anonymity of your computer, Al, you’re mentally ill and need to get help.

40 Cowellian December 18, 2013 at 3:45 AM

More importantly, Frosty, do you feel better after your little rant?

41 JRConcord December 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I am not as christer so I dont have to be nice. Its not the grace of god that keeps me from being like that (drunk homeless waste of life) .It is self control and awareness of what I want from life. This person wants to be a drunk looser so he is .It is that simple..

42 Dr. Jellyfinger December 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

This is what inspired Grandma Jellyfinger to invent the Cayenne Pepper Jelly & Laxative Doughnut. She’d offer those for free to drunks, vagrants & persons exhibiting a distemperate nature.

43 ggg December 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The problem is that if you are a business owner and you call the police a lot, the police don’t like it. In some cases, especially in the case of businesses that sell alcohol, they blame the business owner, not the violator. Eventually they can say that your business is an attractive nuisance and try to revoke your use permit or business permit. Or, they just don’t respond to your calls . . . with the typical excuse from the dispatcher that “we don’t have an officer right now.” It is the city government that draws these bums into Concord by allowing shelters, board and care homes that lock out the residents during the day, soup kitchens, recycling centers, daytime respite places and subsidized housing. The police only barely enforce the law when it comes to public drunkenness, illegal camping, begging in the medians, public urination, etc. but when the bums and drunks become a problem, they expect the private tax payer to go all out in doing the job that they don’t do. It is too bad that a donut shop has to put up with these ghetto behavior.

44 Fig Newton December 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM

That donut shop is filthy!!!!!!!!!!!! The health dept must not care,,The place isn’t ever cleaned! I never go there!

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