Naked man with pit bull loses foot chase
February 12, 2015
A naked man with a pit bull led police on a half-mile foot chase Wednesday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., Pismo Beach officers responded to a report of a possibly suicidal man in the 300 block of Foothill Road, according to a police department news release. When the officers arrived, 38-year-old Brandon Fox became extremely agitated and ran away.
Amid the chase, Fox confronted an officer, who then deployed a less-lethal weapon. That did not stop Fox, who kept running until officers cornered him in the 1300 block of Costa Del Sol.
Officers then took Fox into custody. The suspect, who is believed to be a local transient, suffered minor injuries during the arrest.
As police kept investigating the initial lead, they determined that Fox had threatened to kill a resident. They also located a 12-gauge shotgun, along with a semi-automatic pistol, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine in Fox’s vehicle.
Before taking him to jail, officers brought Fox to a local hospital for medical clearance due to his bizarre behavior. They then booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Fox is charged with making terrorist threats, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.