What sort of Maniac hates Cheesecake?

The last allowable prejudice?

A man threw an explosive pyrotechnic device into the crowded Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Old Pasadena Thursday night, sending panicky diners streaming out the exits but causing no injuries, police and witnesses said.

Pasadena Police Lt. Art Chute reported that at about 6:08 p.m. a man opened the main entrance doors to the Cheesecake Factory, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue, and tossed inside what appeared to be a home-made pyrotechnic explosive device containing gunpowder.

Police said the suspect, whom they described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern in appearance, fled southbound on South Fair Oaks Avenue.

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