Man pleads no contest to breaking into Redwood City spa 

The man accused of making a bloody mess after crashing through the glass door of a Redwood City spa pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of felony commercial burglary, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Alan Patrick Stinson, 32, of San Jose pleaded no contest on the condition of no state prison time and a reduction of the felony to a misdemeanor at the time of sentencing, Wagstaffe said.

On April 21, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Woodside Spa on Woodside Road about 11:10 p.m. and found Stinson standing in front of the shattered glass door with blood all over his hands and face, Wagstaffe said.

The deputies’ investigation inside the spa found that the walls were also covered in blood.

Stinson also had $735 in blood-soaked cash that he had taken from the spa’s office. Security footage showed Stinson smashing through the glass door, shoulder first.

On his way to jail, Stinson told the deputies that he had been at the spa before and that they sell sexual services there. He also blamed the incident on drugs and alcohol.

Prosecutors said there was no evidence he had been at the spa before or was under the influence of any controlled substance. A female employee was reportedly upstairs sleeping at the spa, but was unharmed, Wagstaffe said.

As part of the plea deal, Stinson will be out of custody and given credit for time served. He was in custody for 102 days.

He will be on three years of supervised probation and will have to pay nearly $7,000 in restitution to the spa, along with other court-related fees.

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