Man accused of stabbing a stranger outside SLO liquor store

April 10, 2020

An altercation between two homeless men outside a San Luis Obispo liquor store on Thursday turned into a stabbing, resulting in one man going to the hospital and the other to jail, according to police.

At about 12:30 p.m., the two homeless men began arguing outside the SLO Beverage ’n More at 158 Higuera Street. Brian O’Neal Twyman, 49 pulled a knife and slashed Nathan Ryland, 49, in the stomach.

Twyman then fled the scene. Shortly afterwards, officers tracked Twyman down and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

An ambulance transported Ryland to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Ryland said he did not know Twyman prior to the altercation. However, the two men are known to stay in the area where the altercation occurred.

An investigating into the incident is ongoing. Anyone who has additional information about the incident is asked to contact the SLO Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

Twyman remains in custody with his bail set at $50,000.

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San Luis Obispo: California’s Hobo Mecca!

Can we put this on a billboard in the area?

It sounds like someone has never been to a single municipality in LA.

These are the people that CAO Wade Horton and CHO Dr. Penny Borenstein are so worried about… taxpayer money for motel rooms if they get the sniffles and goodie bags when they get released from jail.. what a joke!

What hotelier with two brain cells would take them in, even if Newsom is signing the check? They will certainly thrash the place. If you need a free laugh for entertainment, just read the future Yelp reviews.

It would be cheaper to have the National Guard set up tent cities for them to safely wait this out. Three hots and a cot. It’s good enough for our deployed troops.

I wonder HOW these guys will spend their stimulus checks?

Dre Beats Headphones, Steel Reserve, meth, ramen noodles, skateboards, more meth, a pit bull, etc.

Two homeless men who know where they will be sleeping for the duration.