Arroyo Grande police track down violent assailant

November 1, 2014
Ignacio Palomar

Ignacio Palomar

Arroyo Grande police arrested a known criminal street gang member on Friday for violently assaulted a 38-year-old Arroyo Grande man, who remains in critical condition, police said.

On Oct. 2, Ignacio Franco Palomar, 36, allegedly struck the victim from behind with a concrete club outside an Arroyo Grande bar. The unnamed victim is now comatose because of a brain injury he suffered during the assault.

Arroyo Grande detectives tracked Palomar to a Fresno neighborhood where he was hiding out. With the assistance of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, Palomar was taken into custody on Friday.

The victim remains in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital. The family of the victim requested anonymity as to his identity and whereabouts.

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Went to school with this guy. He has been a thug since day 1. Not a guy you would want to cross paths with, he’s been fighting and stabbing people his whole life. Just a rotten monster that never grew out of the gang banging bully lifestyle. Glad to see him off the streets. Hopefully its for good.

remember there only here to do the jobs we wont do!!

Throw away the key. This animal can’t be trained to function within the bounds of human society.

Throw away the key ??????? Really? Give him the juice and bury him deep!

Very, very sad. I’ve been following this news outlet for maybe 6 months, and it seems like a large percentage of the violent crime is committed bt people of Latino decent. Is this a valid observation?

Probably by a small margin. Of course the Euro-caucasian element in our society is much better at white-collar crime — particularly that involving political corruption. When you come from a more secure background you learn more subtle ways to hurt others for your personal gain if you are so inclined.

I can say, if I saw this guy or anyone looking like him walking down a side walk, I would cross the street to get away from them. But that’s just me.

From a purely statistical perspective you are probably correct. This observation becomes problematic if one uses this information to draw a very simplistic conclusion….say, for example, that people not of your ethnicity are lacking the morality that you possess.

Your question would have been of equally limited help if you had replaced “Latino decent” (sic) with people who:

Are men in their 20’s and 30’s

Have a mental illness

Did poorly in school or dropped out

Experienced racism

Grew up poor in the US

Fled poverty in their home country at at ANY cost….including serious risk to life.

The question then becomes; Which of these can our society address? (Hint: You can’t change ethnicity or age)

Irony alert: Your malapropism “Latino decent” instead of descent. Definition of decent:

conforming with generally accepted standards of respectable or moral behavior.

That’s as plain as the moustache on their faces.

Good job men in blue. this thug needs to be off the streets and you made it happen.

My thoughts and prayers for the victim and family members.