Shock and horror at the Beverly Glen Marketplace in Los Angeles, California on Monday when Robert Blake emerged from a black Mercedes and stepped into Starbucks. Dressed like a cowboy, complete with the boots, Blake, who did not kill his wife according to a criminal trial jury, caused the entire coffee mecca to go pin quiet when he stepped in.
Trust us, we know. We were there.
Everyone was staring at him (including us, hey we got caught up in the moment) and the java joint seemed to have quite a bit of tension. A woman accidentally cut in front of Blake, started to say she was sorry, stopped midsentence as she recognized him and just took off out of the place. She didn't even wait for her coffee!
A woman behind him tried to ease the tension by making a joke and everyone chuckled but Blake just grunted. Not exactly giving off a sunshine aura. He sat at a table and within minutes, everyone (yes including us) split and he was the only customer left.
Geez people, he was acquitted of murder AND trying to solicit someone to kill his wife. But then again he wasn't exactly putting out positive energy into the universe. (Somebody please confiscate our DVD copy of The Secret.)