Two people assaulted at the San Luis Obispo airport

March 26, 2019

Robert Torres

A man whom authorities describe as a transient allegedly assaulted two people last week at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. [KSBY]

On March 18, Robert Torres, 38, approached a man outside the airport’s main terminal, punched the man in the face, and then walked toward the terminal, the victim told investigators.

Shortly later, Torres followed an employee into the terminal building. The employee told Torres that the terminal did not open until 4 a.m. and tried to escort him outside.

Torres then punched the airport worker in the face, threatened to kill him, and began choking him. The victim managed to break free and call 911.

Both victims suffered injuries. Their conditions are unclear.

Authorities arrested Torres and charged him with two counts of battery and one count of making terrorist threats. As of Tuesday morning, Torres remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

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Bus him to the residential neighborhood in Grover Breach. They’re reparing a spot with a stunning ocean view and nice neighbors.

He was San Luis Obispo’s official airport welcoming committee. “Welcome to San Luis Obispo, Happiest City in America.” I think it’s wise to keep a cross section of our vast homeless population represented at our ports of entry. That way tourists don’t have any false expectations of what they will experience once they enter the city.

Security??? My 70year old mother is stopped, patted down, made to show ID. This guy gets to roam free punching people in their faces. Where is security?