Man shoots at restaurant in San Luis Obispo
February 12, 2011
A Santa Maria man was arrested for allegedly shooting a gun from his car towards a group of people standing outside Tonitas Mexican Restaurant on Nipomo Street in San Luis Obispo at 1:58 a.m. on Saturday.
After purchasing food from the late night restaurant, Armando Andrew Ruiz, 21, was involved a fight outside the crowded diner. Ruiz then got into his car, drove by the front of Tonitas brandishing a firearm and fired a single shot towards the restaurant.
A San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputy spotted Ruiz’s vehicle in Pismo Beach. The deputy discovered the loaded firearm during a search of Ruiz’s vehicle.
Ruiz was arrested and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for discharging a firearm from a vehicle, discharging a firearm at an occupied building and possession of a loaded firearm. Bail was set at $250,000.