An Arroyo Grande man was arrested today for attempting to steal a car in Santa Margarita.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the 22300 block of F Street in Santa Margarita around 8:40 a.m. in response to a report of a man being held at gunpoint in a garage, according to a news release.
Deputies at the scene determined that Fritz Schnoor, 21, tried to steal a car parked in the alley between F Street and El Camino Real.
When his attempt to steal the car failed, he fled the scene and hid in a garage, according to the Sheriff's Department.
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A neighbor told the homeowner that Schooner was in his garage, and the homeowner confronted Schooner and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived, authorities said.
Schooner was arrested on suspicion of attempted vehicle theft and booked into County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.