Man threatens to shoot another driver in Pismo Beach

April 12, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Pismo Beach police arrested an intoxicated man on Sunday after he threatened to shoot another driver in the face, police said.

After a caller reported a traffic collision near Spyglass Park, officers learned one of the drivers had threatened to shoot another driver. Officers arrived to find a suspect who appeared intoxicated and was uncooperative.

While the suspect was looking for his driver’s license, officers saw an AR-15 rifle within his reach. The weapon was loaded with two 30 round magazines and one round in the chamber.

The suspect, who was later identified as a felon, was safely taken into custody on charges of DUI, threats, hit and run, driving with a loaded firearm, along with other charges.


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choprzrul

Technically, the article is incorrect. The firearm in the picture is not an “AR15 rifle”, but rather, it is an AR15 pattern pistol. That is a forearm brace that looks like a buttstock plus the short barrel are the key indicators that this is most likely a pistol and not a rifle.


Either way, felon in possession of a firearm resulted in a quick trip to the pokey….as it should.


ffarmchicken

Nice touch, using a zip tie to hold on the front grip. Guy deserved to get arrested for just that alone.


choprzrul

There should be laws about felons not being able to have firearms in their possession. That surely would have stopped this from happening. Oh, wait…..


Further evidence that gun laws effect only law abiding citizens. Criminals? Not so much….


commonsenseguy

Most likely a Newsom “early release” felon.


Kevin Rice

Um, that’s not a rifle.