SLO vandal leaves multi-block blood trail
August 18, 2013
A 21-year-old San Luis Obispo man was arrested for vandalism Sunday morning after he bled profusely on private and public property.
After a heavy night of drinking, Matthew Faura punched out a window on Broad Street causing a deep laceration to his arm. He then began entering unlocked homes and cars where his excessive blood loss caused damage, police said.
At about 4 a.m., Faura walked several blocks along Broad, Mission, Almond and Chorro streets. He either entered or attempted to enter 24 vehicles and two homes, police said they discovered by following the blood trail.
One of the residents awoke to find Faura in their home and called 911. Emergency medical personnel then transported the injured suspect to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Firefighters tried to hose down the blood puddles, but because of the size were unable to clean up the scene, police said in a press release. City officials then elected to hire a local hazmat contractor to clean up the blood.
Officers later booked Faura into the San Luis Obispo County Jail and charged him with multiple counts of felony vandalism and two counts of burglary.