A man who threatened to kill a Pismo Beach resident and led officers on a short foot chase — naked — before being subdued with a Taser on Wednesday morning had loaded guns in his car, police say.
Pismo Beach officers responded to a report of a man described as completely naked and walking a pit bull threatening to kill a resident on the 300 block of Foothill Road, the department said in a news release.
When they arrived, Brandon Fox, 38, who has no known city of residence, allegedly ran from officers before being cornered in the 1300 block of Costa Del Sol about a half-mile away.
Fox allegedly confronted one of the officers, requiring an officer to use a Taser, Sgt. Shawn Singleton said Thursday.
He was taken into custody with minor injuries and taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance.
Officers then allegedly found Fox’s vehicle parked with a door open and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a semi-automatic pistol, a small amount of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia inside.
Fox was later booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of making terrorist threats and being a felon in possession of a firearm, both felonies, as well as possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
He was originally held in lieu of $50,000 bail but was no longer in custody Thursday afternoon, according to jail records.