SLO police catch man who threatened officers

April 21, 2020

Bradford Jungers

Within 48 hours of letting the suspect flee out the back door of his home, San Luis Obispo police caught and arrested a man who allegedly threatened officers with a knife and Molotov cocktail.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, residents of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Foothill Boulevard began reporting their neighbor Bradford Jungers, 35, was yelling and banging on windows. Multiple people said Jungers was acting erratically and attempting to break into their apartments.

Police arrived at the complex and contacted Jungers, who brandished a knife and threatened the officers. Jungers then barricaded himself inside the apartments and threaten officers with a Molotov cocktail, according to police.

The Regional SWAT Team then came out to the location, but Jungers had escaped out of the back door of his apartment before the team arrived. Jungers left behind the Molotov cocktail, but was still believed to be in possession of the knife when he fled.

At about 3 p.m. Monday, a citizen reported seeing Jungers walking in the 200 block of N. Santa Rosa Street. Officers arrived in the area and arrested Jungers without incident.

Officers booked Jungers into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, having an outstanding warrant, two counts of felony resisting an officer and one unlisted count. Jungers remains in custody with his bail set at $350,000, according to the county sheriff’s office website.


Good thing this guy wasn’t black, he would have been shot dead.


A man that unstable was allowed to escape out the back door and endanger the public.

The San Luis Obispo Keystone cops.

I guess they don’t teach that at the P.O.S.T. academy anymore.


Not to worry, Jungers will probably be released on a “no bail” so the cops will get a second chance to do it the right way.


Residents who heard Jungers run out tried informing the police he had left the premises but were promptly hushed and instead they stood deliberating their next “plan of action'” for half an hour. Isn’t there one competent leader among them that knows to gather information and make decisions? Guess not…