San Luis Obispo man threatens to scalp his girlfriend

April 3, 2020

A San Luis Obispo man assaulted and stabbed his girlfriend on Thursday at their home on the 1600 block of Toro Lane.

In early afternoon, the couple got into an argument, and Ryan O’Hara threatened to scalp his girlfriend. O’Hara then stabbed her in the head.

Ryan O’Hara

The victim drove herself to French Hospital Medical Center where she was treated for her wounds and released, but not before the hospital contacted the police.

She told officers O’Hara was in possession of a firearm, and had talked about using his gun to avoid going back to prison, police said.

Officers then waited outside the couple’s home. At about 7:30 p.m., O’Hara walked out to his car where officers arrested him without incident.

Inside the home,officers found evidence of the assault and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

Officers booked O’Hara into the San Luis Obispo County jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, false imprisonment and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail is set at $50,000.

Jorge Estrada

Now that it is unlawful to consider the prospective tenant’s source of income, they will be your new good neighbors, just as the people of California voted for. You have to accept that you can plan, make sacrifices and work your way into a neighborhood of those who are smarter than you. They have been well educated and exercise the how to have you pay for them system.


That is one side of the story


Waitin’ to hear the other side… and I assume the dude has adult acne and is seeing a dermatologist.




That should say, the world is a better place with Ryan off the street. His poor mother.


That would be the SLO Housing Authority project on Toro between Islay and Leff Streets. Nobody was happy when they planted this in the neighborhood, but the Housing Authority decided that they were going to force themselves into previously bucolic neighborhoods. Lots of sketchy people who seem potentially capable of holding down jobs outside in groups smoking cigarettes all day, and this is 30+ years of observation, I live close by. The Housing Authority is a “non-governmental nonprofit” although 100% of their funding is from government, like CAPSLO. They want to get bigger. There is no incentive for their clients to improve themselves. Section 8 + AFDC + foods stamps + full medical and dental works out pretty well. None of these people will ever move up, too sweet a deal.


Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover?


50K bail? There is something very odd about how bail is determined in this county


I agree. Not much for attempted murder.


What town was this in? Morro Bay?


Never mind, it’s Toro STREET (San Luis)