Man killed in Nipomo collision suspiciously played with children
November 14, 2012
The man identified as the victim in a fatal roadside collision in Nipomo had garnered attention from law enforcement for acting suspiciously around children.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher C. Tietjen in 2010 following a report of him playing on a playground behind a Nipomo elementary school despite a court order not to associate with children. Tietjen, arrested in 2008, also for inappropriate behavior with children, allegedly played on a slide with kids between the ages of one and five during the 2010 incident.
Tietjen died Monday at the age of 24 after a Prius struck him while he was walking on the shoulder of Thompson Avenue in Nipomo. CHP is still searching for the driver of the Prius.
Tietjen did not appear on the California list of registered sex offenders.