Missing Fox executive spotted in Morro Bay

May 24, 2012

Gavin Smith

Missing 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has allegedly been hiding out in Morro Bay. [CalabasasPatch]

A waitress and a patron at Taco Temple in Morro Bay believe they spotted the 6 feet 6 inch tall former UCLA basketball player eating dinner a few weeks ago with a tall woman. He allegedly told the waitress he was planning to stay in Morro Bay for a while.

Smith, who lives in West Hills, has been missing since May 1. He was last seen driving a black Mercedes-Benz 420E with tinted windows, a roof rack, and a license plate number of 6EKT044.

Smith’s family has set up a website – findgavinsmith.com.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts was asked to call sheriff’s detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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If he had been a car salesman from Hollywood, would they even have a story? The media thinks we are enamoured by the Hollywood connection? I don’t get it… He checked out on his own, so leave him be…

Now if he was working at msnbc I would congratulate him for his good taste in getting lost. Actually he looks like one of my son’s only taller. We like tacos also. Maybe we are related.

What’s the reward for finking him out? I think he is a grown ass man so leave him the hell alone. Morro Bay is a great place to get lost in.


Spirit Filled,

How can you end your posts with “blessings”, when within your posts, you’re unchristian like? A grown @ss man? What the hell does that infer? Furthermore, just because Gavin Smith and you like tacos, then the two of you are related? So, if you drink water, and I also drink water, we’re related in the same vein?

It is truly ungodly for you to seek monetary gain in ratting him out, whether being facetious or not! “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Don’t you realize that Jesus is watching you?

I am beginning to suspect that you’re not really a Christian, but are placed here by Satan to give our faith a bad name. Satan has truly entered your soul! I will pray for you tonight in the hopes that you’ll refrain from such ungodly speech and actions in the near future.

Thanks for the humor so early in the day.

You are judged much more by your actions and how you love others than mere words spewed out of your mouth. Thanks for the advice though. You think its good advice so I will spend a second thinking about it……………he is still a grown ass man. Guess you are wrong.

Thanks Lord for loving me so much.

Blessings to you Brother.

Spirit Filled,

You spewing forth the words that you did relative to gaining money by turning him in, is in fact, AN ACTION that you wholeheartedly took! H-E-L-L-O?

This continuos rant of him being an @ss man is ungodly as well! You call yourself a Christian? Or is this statement a Freudian slip? Either way, I suggest that you wear an asbestos suit in your final days because of where you’ll be going upon your demise!

Don’t you understand that Jesus is watching you make a mockery out of His religion with your posts? How embarrassing for you. I’ll pray for you tonight in the hopes that Jesus will forgive you. You’re welcome.

As far as you’re concerned this is your last comment. I will read no more coming from you. You are very uncaring and not the least bit concerned whether I go to heaven or not. Talk is all it is.God Bless you.

If you’ve done the best you can so far in this life I would spend some time re-evaluating. I will pray for an epiphany for you. I have had several over the years. Much needed, I might add.

Consider this grandfatherly advice. (You sound young enough to be my grandson).

I should probably take you out in the middle of the ocean to fish. Might do wonders for me again.

Try to put a little laughter in your life will you? Maybe you would get the gist of a joke when reading other peoples comments. And maybe not.

That’s all I’ll say, God knows what Slanders will read between the lines of my words if I write any more.

hmm, the first part of my post didn’t get published it should have read: “Looking for the part of Spirit Filled’s first post where they said they were a Christian. I didn’t know that Christians had a monopoly on the use of the word blessing.”

Never said I was a Christen but if I did that doesn’t mean others can’t say blessings. Blessings to you.


He apparently knows his way around and where to get good food



Your tastes in Mexican food goes severely wanting if you think Taco Temple is good food! This blatantly tells me that you weren’t raised in Southern California. How sad.

I am sure under the same circumstances, that if your offspring or friend were not heard from in quite some time, and that you were worried sick about them, that you would be comfortable for others to say the same in “leave him alone!” It’s so easy for some to say such rhetoric when it doesn’t concern them.

@Ted Slanders: “Your tastes in Mexican food goes severely wanting if you think Taco Temple is good food! This blatantly tells me that you weren’t raised in Southern California. How sad.”

I would rather eat Hungry Man Mexican Style Dinners for the rest of my life rather than to have anyone think I was born in southern california.

Missing or Wanted? Sounds like if was him at Taco Temple, he is fine. Leave him alone

Normally I’d agree 100% but if you click on the link, it shows Mr. Smith with his wife and 3 beautiful kids. I wonder if they know he’s been eating tacos on the Central Coast with another “tall woman”. He could at least drop them a line & tell them he’s OK.

He probally should let family know, but it sounds like he found a new taco.

Was he around back talking to the cook?

my first laugh of the day. ty.

Half way around the world and laughing also….good one “racket”…cheers