Los Osos man smashes police department door
April 18, 2015
Morro Bay police arrested a Los Osos man after he allegedly threw a sledgehammer through the police department door Thursday night.
Shortly before 8 p.m., Michael Andrew Parkerson, 27, allegedly walked up to the police department’s front door, threw the sledgehammer and then fled the scene. A police officer who witnessed the sledgehammer narrowly miss two Morro Bay residents pursued the suspect.
Following a short foot chase and a brief struggle, the officer arrested Parkerson. Both the suspect and the officer received minor skin abrasions during the scuffle.
Officers arrested Parkerson and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail pending felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and willful cruelty to a child with possible injury and misdemeanor charges of battery on a peace officer and vandalism. Parkerson’s bail has been set at $100,000.
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