Morro Bay men threaten woman, steal her phone
April 22, 2015
Two homeless Morro Bay men allegedly greeted a female visitor to the city by threatening her and stealing her cell phone while she was in the middle of a call.
The woman, 49, was sitting in her parked car on Main Street near Atascadero Road around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Frank Daniel Hudson, 57, and Chance Lee Otero, 50, approached her vehicle and made verbal threats, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.
One of the men struck the woman’s car with a belt. The second man then reached through the partially opened car window and grabbed the woman’s phone.
The person with whom the victim was speaking called 911. Morro Bay police located Hudson and Otero, arrested them and booked them in San Luis Obispo County Jail on Monday.
Police charged the suspects with robbery, conspiracy and witness intimidation. Both Hudson and Otero are still in jail.
Hudson also faces charges of violating parole and damaging a wireless communication device, according to the county sheriff’s office website.
Morro Bay police are still investigating the robbery. Investigators request that anyone with information about the case contact the police department at 772-6225.