CHP officers seeking suspects who damaged a car during the SLO protest

July 22, 2020

California Highway Patrol officers are seeking the public’s help identifying the Black Lives Matter protesters who allegedly damaged a car with a 4-year-old child inside on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, according to the CHP.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 300 protesters marched onto Highway 101, blocking all lanes in both directions for nearly an hour. A driver then drew the ire of the protesters when they attempted to drive away.

“While traffic was stopped, a group of protestors became violent and circled a motorist who was attempting to drive around the protestors,” according to a CHP Facebook post. “One suspect jumped on the hood of the victim’s vehicle and an additional suspect broke the rear window out of the vehicle with a skateboard as the vehicle was leaving the area.

“The shattered glass showered down on a four year old boy who was secured in his child safety seat. In fear for their safety, the driver was able to elude the combative protestors,” the CHP added.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the CHP at (805) 594-8700 or through social media.

In defense of the protesters, San Luis Obispo resident James Dugger admits he was not at the protest, but that protesters he trusts blame the boy’s parent for what they have deemed road rage.

“The car in question ran over a protestor on a skateboard, which flew back and hit the back windshield,” Duggar posted on Facebook. “The child wasn’t harmed at all. If anything, the driver put them in danger by having road rage and trying to run over another human being.”


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tomm_bie

At least this “mostly peaceful protest” didn’t have a body count like all those others. I’m sure their parents are relieved their 4-year-old only got glassed.


What is this, day 70 of the temper tantrum for even more preferential treatment?


Grandpapa

Why didn’t law enforcement disperse the crowd on the freeway? I’m all for ones right to protest but you have no right to block the freeway. Ask them to leave nicely then start arresting them.


Cmonnow

Oh riiiight Mr Dugger…you weren’t actually there but…. Darn people trying to avoid the lunatics. Pretty much sums up the attitude and perspective of the mob, truth doesn’t matter. I guess some of those people really took it to heart when their parents told them to go play on the freeway. Apologize for the sarchasm, my heart goes out to the only victim of this entire masquerade, the four year old child.


Boldguy

The protesters are camped in front of the SLO Police Station this(Wed) evening, they should probably be filming it so they can arrest the violent protesters that do the vandalism!!!


ddc1983

Any chance there was a second skateboarder on the grassy knoll?


horse_soldier

First off I call BS on Mr. Dugger’s sources, but am curious as to their explanation as to how the protester (who was part of the group encircling the car) ended up on the hood. Is the driver responsible for that too?

Secondly, suggest Mr Dugger find some more reliable “trusted” friends. Their version of the skateboard story really is quite unbelievable.


jdchem

While I wasn’t there, people I trust tell me the driver did what a lot of parents with a toddler strapped to a car seat would do. If anything, that parent showed great restraint in waiting an hour.