A 23-year-old man who allegedly waited by his former boss' car in a Glendale In-N-Out parking lot while armed with a pair of handguns faces attempted murder and other charges in a case that may have included more than one target, sources told NBC News Investigations on Wednesday.
Eric Bloss was arrested after a witness reported seeing him tampering with the car about 2 a.m. Monday, sources said. Investigators later discovered that Bloss had poured sugar into the gas tank to disable the vehicle.
A third firearm was allegedly found in his car, sources said.
An attack outside the restaurant was "imminent," Glendale police Det. Jeff Davis told the Glendale News-Press.
Bloss was taken into custody. He was being held on $250,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s inmate records.
Bloss, a graduate of Eagle Rock High School and UC Berkeley, hoped to begin a career as a geologist, said his roommate, Tyler Frisch.
"He's had his degree for a year and he feels like college is a scam because he still hasn't found his career," Frisch said.
Bloss at one point worked at the In-N-Out where he was arrested.
"He had kind of a little feud with the manager," Frisch said. "He always felt like the manager was picking on him and writing him up for things he didn't seem like he deserved."
Frisch said Bloss kept a shotgun and three handguns, along with shooting range targets peppered with gunfire.
"He only used them for shooting range and he just kept them on him for protection," Frisch said.
NBC4's Willian Avila contributed to this report.