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.

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In the Tribune report, they refused to identify the restaurant by name. Must be an advertiser, you think?

He obviously didn’t watch Oprah’s “Happies City in the US” show.

Tough guy, shooting a gun from his car, I say dot his ‘good’ eye

Perhaps they got his order wrong.

Looks more like he got his A XX kicked and was looking for revenge, Im sure he’ll have his chance sharin a cell with somebody 5 times his size while in the slammer.

Must have been on his way back to Santa Maria.