ATASCADERO Junior Gonzalez is in search of the answer to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.
Gonzales returned to his home business in Central Coast is a One Stop Detail Shop is in suite B, of the 7800 El Camino Real at about 1 a.m. on Monday morning. His parents were long-time owners of the operating Mode of the Cleaner, which is located at the front of the property.
Gonzales said that he would resolve the details of the supplies from the trunk of his car and take them inside the company. While the return to a second-charge on the hull, he was met by a bright light in his face, and one in San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy pointing a gun at him.
“I looked out the window and I thought to myself that it was my wife,” Gonzales said. “There was a car on the right, headlights on the front, and the glare, not able to see it, and as I got closer, and I can’t see a person standing on the right hand side of the car, and placed it with his pistol. I was like, oh, great one.”
Gonzales said he was trying to talk to the assistant, who told him that he had a right to the property.
“I’ll come out of it, no one who has created it, you can be on your way, there’s nothing going on here,” Gonzales said. “He just yells out, “Freeze, sheriff’s department.'”
The deputy continues to loudly say to him that “the case is open, and the door was open, and she thought that someone was breaking in,” Gonzales said. “Freeze, don’t move. “I told him,” I live here, man. What the hell is your problem.’ And then, my dogs have come from. They are doing their job.”
Gonzales said the dogs, the pit bulls came out, and it’s one of the two of them, Roxi, “they’re barking all the time, etc. Just barking all the time, and approached him slowly.
As she approached the deputy to Gonzales, said that she always bows down her head and turned, going to sit down and wags her tail. “And that’s what they’re doing,” he said.
According to Gonzales, the deputy to tell him twice to get his dog.
“I’m reluctant to run it from there. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get shot or anything,” Gonzalez said. “I started to walk away, and then he lost in three rounds at her. One face, one in the chest and one in the lower left abdomen. And that’s when I got furious.”
The dog, walk in the direction of the Digital, and then from the inside. Gonzales moves to follow his bloody dog, but is held back by the assistant, who still has his gun pointed at him.
By this time, more deputies, and later the Atascadero Police Department units. Also, about this time, Gonzalez’s wife drives up and gets out of the car.
“They got out of the car, like what’s going on,” Gonzales said. “And they picked her up, put her in cuffs and took her in. For a city PD is doing. I was like, ‘There’s no need for you to keep her in the area. You have to have a load on it. You will also have to tell you why you are stopping her.” They’re telling me to calm down. And I’m like, ‘Calm down, she’s right here, and you see her in the area. She lives here, too.'”
In the end, the delegates to put up their rifles and the cuffs were removed from his wife, who walked in and took her bleeding dog. Gonzales was for the delegates to take the dog to the woman, go to a vet to get the dog. And eventually they did.
“If it was one of the delegates said that they would take care of the bill,” Gonzales said. “I said, “well, That’s the least of what you can do about it.'”
The dog was given a treat, and is expected to fully recover.
While the dog is being treated, the Gonzales conversation with a sheriff’s deputy.
“I made it clear to him that it would have been highly undesirable for the ships to pull up the gun and shoot my dog,” Gonzalez said. “As part of the protocol, it should be like that at all. Just because the door is open? There were no windows broken, cars broken in, and nothing showing that there has been a break-in. There is nothing, absolutely nothing.”
In a day or two after the incident, Gonzales said he had talked to an attorney, and that he is willing to file a lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.
“I don’t know the reason as to why the gun was pulled out,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t like the way they handled it. They were just plain unprofessional. They knew that they were in the wrong.”
The SLO County Sheriff’s office, gave a very different account of the event.
According to the SLO County Sheriff’s press release, is available on the 6-15-20, sheriff’s deputies were on patrol and traveling in the 7800 block of El Camino Real in Atascadero, when they are seen in company with the front door open and the lights are off.
There was a vehicle parked in front of the business with the boot of the car open with a guy pushing a laundry cart and walk in the direction of the vehicle. The Deputies left their vehicle to investigate. They identified themselves as police officers when all of a sudden two pit bull dogs ran out of the business in the direction of the chamber.
One of the Deputies, fearing for the dog was about to attack him, and fired three rounds at the dog, striking the dog. The dog was transported to a local vet and luckily he survived his injuries, which are considered to be non-life-threatening. The dog was released to the care of the owner’s of the day.
The Sheriff’s Office has been in contact with the owner of the dogs, and worked with him, and the vet and offered to pay for all the vet bills related to this incident. It’s always a shame when an animal is injured.
The Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. And it will be followed up by an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Unit. No further information is available at this time.