Atascadero man jailed for assault on a stranger

October 24, 2014
Joshua Bradshaw

Joshua Bradshaw

With one punch early Friday morning, a 21-year-old Atascadero man broke another 21-year-old’s jaw and eye socket in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Atascadero resident Joshua Bradshaw was walking with friends near Monterey and Chorro streets around 1 a.m. Friday, when he heard a San Luis Obispo man make a derogatory comment to one of the females in his group. Bradshaw responded by punching the man once in the face with a closed fist, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Police arrested Bradshaw and charged him with felony assault and violation of his probation. He remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Responders transported the victim to Sierra Vista Hospital, where he received treatment for his fractured orbital and jaw.



  1. obispan says:

    Because it was on Cal Coast News IT CANNOT BE TRUE!

  2. obispan says:

    The Downtown Business Association and the bar owners have instructed The Tribune NOT to report this incident. The Tribune continues to dutifully obey.

  3. obispan says:

    Note that there is no mention of this incident in The Tribune, which requires both City and Chamber of Commerce approval before running stories.

  4. obispan says:

    Shouldn’t he be walking near Curbaril and ECR in Atascadero? If not, why not?

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