Dazed man with loaded guns and a machete arrested
March 14, 2013
San Luis Obispo police arrested a “dazed and confused” man outside Heritage Oaks Bank Wednesday morning after discovering he had loaded guns and other weapons in his car.
Around 6:18 a.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call about a suspicious man sitting in the bank parking lot from a bank employee.
When the police arrived, Turner Newman, a 20-year-old San Luis Obispo resident, allowed officers to search his vehicle. The officers found a loaded shotgun, a loaded handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, a large machete, zip ties, leg restraints and duct tape.
Police arrested Newman for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and for carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. The officers seized all of the suspicious items and booked Newman in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $20,000 bail.
San Luis Obispo police are conducting an investigation into Newman’s behavior.