Man beaten while confronting vandals
January 24, 2015
A Nipomo man was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after he attempted to confront a man who threw beer on his car.
At about 5 p.m., a man standing on the 200 block of South Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo tossed beer on the victim’s car as he drove by. The victim then got out of his car and three men allegedly assaulted him.
As the victim fled, one of the suspects allegedly drove off in the victim’s car.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of men fighting and found the victim suffering from serious face and head injuries. During the investigation, the three suspects returned to the scene.
Deputies arrested Javier Chang, 19, Francisco Encinas Mendoza, 19, and Noe Chang Leon Jr., 23, of Nipomo on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon with gang enhancements for conspiracy.
The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. His car was discovered nearby.