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Pismo Beach restaurant damaged in hit-and-run

Posted at 4:54 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 18:53:42-05

Penny’s All American Café in Pismo Beach was closed Thursday after a hit-and-run driver smashed into the building overnight.

It happened at around midnight.

Police say the driver fled after the crash but was later stopped on 4th Street and found to be intoxicated.

Officers identified the driver as Gerardo Ramirez, 28.

He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.

Gerardo Ramirez


Café owner Penny Rodriguez says insurance should cover the damage to the building.

She plans to reopen on Friday after spending all day Thursday cleaning up. However, she says the restaurant will likely have to close for up to two weeks once they get the permits to make repairs.

Rodriguez says customers have been coming by all day Thursday offering support.

Heartbreaking but we will be fine❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍

Posted by Penny's All American Cafe on Thursday, February 28, 2019