Man attempts to hijack parking enforcement vehicle
January 17, 2011
Police arrested a San Luis Obispo man who allegedly stole from an 85-year-old man on a city bus, attempted to hijack a parking enforcement vehicle and tried to take a Taser gun from a police officer.
Police said Tyler Dean Davies, 21, harassed and took property from Robert Grim before getting off the bus. The driver called police and waited for their arrival.
After leaving the bus, Davis stole property from a second elderly victim who happened to be walking by. Davis then fled the scene.
A short foot pursuit on Monterey Street ended when Davis jumped into a city parking enforcement vehicle and demanded that the parking officer help him escape.
Cornered by a police officer, Davis tried to take the officer’s Taser gun. The officer used the Taser gun to subdue Davis.
Police booked Davis into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of elder abuse, grand theft, resisting a police officer and trying to take an officer’s weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.