Man accused of punching and spitting on women in SLO

January 25, 2013
Timothy Coleck

Timothy Coleck

A 55-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of punching a woman in the face and spitting on two other women in downtown San Luis Obispo on January 10.

San Luis Obispo police arrested Timothy Coleck the following day for calling 911 with the intent to harass emergency responders. Witnesses soon after identified Coleck as the man responsible for the spitting and punching incidents, and he now faces charges for the assaults, the San Luis Obispo Police Department says.

Two victims or witnesses positively identified Coleck, who has been in San Luis Obispo County Jail since January 11, as the attacker. Two others identified him, although not with certainty.

The District Attorney’s Office will now determine whether to charge Coleck in all three of the assault cases.

The spitting and punching incidents each occurred within an hour the morning of January 10. One of the two women Coleck allegedly spit on was carrying an infant. The other was pushing a stroller. Coleck allegedly punched the third woman in the face in front of SLO Brewing Company on Garden Street.


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If you spend anytime in SLO you should invest in pepper spray. Incidents like this seem to be happening with more frequency. Most of these go unreported. The citizens who give money and make this a comfortable place for these individuals are helping to create problems like this.

I’m a peaceful law abiding citizen able to control my emotions. This is very fortunate for Timothy. I would however suggest he find a new place to call home.

Did the victims say that he is the spittin image of the guy who did it?

Yup, and the victims were also able to describe the shoes he was wearing…spats.

He looks really proud of himself, doesn’t he..

Sort of looks like Robert De Niro, in a way…

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the $%&* do you think you’re talking to? Oh yeah? OK. “

In his initial police interview following his arrest, he said, “Id rather have a frontal lobotomy than a bottle in front of me.”

No home town mentioned, so is he another transient?

Better, “vagrant.”

Job well done, SLOPD. Thank you for getting this disturbed man off our streets. Perhaps he has some chemical imbalance that could be treated so he could become a productive member of society; if he cannot be helped or refuses to be helped, maybe he should not be released for quite awhile. I hope that he at least will apologize to the women he assaulted for his actions; that could show he has the ability to recognize he needs some sort of help.

I’m not a woman, and I did not get punched in the face. But if both were the case, the LAST thing I would want is an apology from that crazy piece of crap. What I would want is him to be lucid during sentencing so he can comprehend how crappy his life is going to become.

One of the lowest forms of life

Roger you never cease to amaze me with your callous comments. Have you ever thought he may be mentally ill?. That doesn’t mean what he did wasn’t wrong but to call this human being “One of the lowest forms of life.” is pretty sad.

Let me handle this Roger…..”One of the lowest forms of life”.

He was merely protesting over population. Be lenient, because after all he’s “saving the planet”. Don’t tell Bruce about this.

Hopefully this guy didn’t breed, he seems to have defective genes.