Suspicious package at Cayucos Pier called 'an elaborate hoax'

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 31, 2013 

The Cayucos Pier.


UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: A suspicious object found at the Cayucos Pier on Thursday turned out to be an “elaborate hoax,” sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said.

The device, found under a picnic table on the pier, turned out to be an old answering machine connected by wires to three metal tubes.

It was found around 11:40 a.m. near the Veterans’ Hall. The area was evacuated, and the San Luis Obispo County Bomb Task Force used a robot to investigate the device.

They determined it was not a bomb and not dangerous. Police will continue to investigate the object to look for potential suspects, Cipolla said.

Original story:The San Luis Obispo County Bomb Task Force is investigating a suspicious package found at the Cayucos Pier on Thursday.

The package was reported near the Veterans’ Hall at 11:40 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Office dispatch.

Crews are on currently on scene, and no further information is available at this time.

Cal Fire is assisting to secure the area.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service