Paso Robles man threatens to stab officers

April 16, 2016

knifePolice arrested a Paso Robles man after he allegedly threatened to stab several police officers with a knife during a tense standoff on Friday evening, police said.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Joseph Paramo-Panos, 29, kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on the 500 block of 4th Street and demanded the victim give him a ride in her car. The victim, who has a restraining order against Paramo-Panos, fled her home and then called the Paso Robles Police Department.

Officers arrived to find Paramo-Panos barricaded in the home. Paramo-Panos allegedly grabbed a torque wrench, a knife and a liquid filled syringe and threatened to attack or stab any officer who entered the home. At times, officers observed Paramo-Panos shooting the syringe into his arm, police said.

During the encounter, officers smelled a strong odor of natural gas coming from the apartment. Paramo-Panos yelled to officers he had turned on all the gas appliances in the kitchen and began attempting to ignite a lighter.

After officers had the gas and electricity turned off in the apartment, they broke out several windows and deployed pepper spray into the home. An officer then shot Paramo-Panos in the upper, left leg with a less-lethal beanbag shotgun. A short time later, Paramo-Panos surrendered.

Officers transported Paramo-Panos to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton where he was medically cleared before they booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Paramo-Panos was charged with violating a restraining order, attempted arson, burglary and threatening and resting an officer. His bail is set a $50,000.


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Jon Tatro

Well done, I’m sorry to have missed the fun.


Black Copter Pilot

And there are some that want to legalize drugs?


Black Copter Pilot

Tough room


abigchocoholic

Wong. When a guy wants out that badly, you oblige him.


Pelican1

This guy must be a former Morro Bay Burger King employee.