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Snot Bandit Strikes at Costa Mesa Bar, Forgets Loot

Stimbert: Please use Shout it Out
Stimbert: Please use Shout it Out

Hear the one about a man who walks into a bar . . .

Well, an apparently intoxicated man with snot on his sweatshirt walks into a bar . . .

This isn't a joke:

An apparently intoxicated, masked man with snot on his sweatshirt and holding a revolver walked into a Costa Mesa bar early this morning and demanded cash.

That's the story police are telling today about Ryan Matthew Stimbert, a 37-year-old Irvine resident who forgot to take the cash from the Avalon Bar before leaving, according to a Costa Mesa Police Department press statement.

Police say they captured Stimbert after he allegedly fired his weapon at an occupied building.

It really wasn't a stellar evening for Stimbert. He probably felt unloved. He'd been asked to leave another bar in the area earlier in the night, according to a police investigation.

Unacceptable soiled attire for bar hopping or robbery
Unacceptable soiled attire for bar hopping or robbery

Sheriff's officials say Stimbert is currently being processed in the Orange County Jail.

His criminal history includes multiple arrests for illegal drug and weapon possession charges, according to court records.

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