Naked man with pit bull loses foot chase

February 12, 2015

Pismo Beach cliffA 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.



  1. atasbette says:

    What happened to the dog?

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  2. indigo1955 says:

    Drug induced psychosis….yawn….

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  3. Slowerfaster says:

    He’s rather fortunate that the pit-bull wasn’t hungry at the time.

    But REALLY …a naked man with a pit bull ?
    It doesn’t get more entertaining than this. Wish I had a videorecord of this. It would go viral on youtube, and most would say it was concocted …but I would still collect a cool million.

    Only in America.
    WHAT a country !

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  4. Rambunctious says:

    Why do so many homeless folks have dogs? Is that a good thing? Dogs cost big bucks these days. I guess it’s better than putting them down because of overcrowding. Hmmm

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      It can be a good thing for a homeless person to have a dog in several ways. It can provide an unconditional friend, the dog gets the kind of frequent interaction that so many pets of working people don’t receive and, for those living on the streets, a dog can serve as at least a warning if not a defensive weapon.

      The bad news is when the homeless person is too mentally ill or otherwise irresponsible to treat the dog properly or in the case of a dog needing vet care and the person being unable to afford it.

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  5. Rambunctious says:

    “Officers were glad that he was not a hardened criminal!”


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