Sentence Handed Down in Guerneville Hate Crime



A man will be spending months in jail for threatening to blow up a gay Starbucks barista at a Safeway store in Guerneville. 56 year old Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan was sentenced yesterday to 9 months in jail, along with three years’ probation in connection to last year’s hate crime. The barista said the threat caused him fear, anxiety, nightmares and post-traumatic stress. O’Sullivan was also convicted in July of stealing a gay pride flag from the Veterans Memorial flag pole in Guerneville three days before he made the bomb threats.