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UPDATE: Assault investigation at Morro Bay’s Fireside Inn

Posted at 9:43 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 13:44:31-04

UPDATE (4/3/19) – Morro Bay police say an 18-year-old man from San Luis Obispo was arrested after trying to rob another man at knifepoint Tuesday night at the Fireside Inn.

It happened at about 8:45 p.m. at the inn on Morro Ave.

The suspect has been identified as Armando Benjamin Ayala.

Police say the victim, a 42-year-old man from Cambria, fought back when Ayala tried to rob him.

Both men reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ayala was then booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. As of Wednesday morning, he remained in custody with bail set at $60,000.


Police have blocked off an area around an inn in Morro Bay.

A KSBY crew at the scene says police and firefighters responded to Fireside Inn shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The inn is located at the corner of Pacific Street and Morro Avenue, just about two blocks up from the Embarcadero.

Fireside Inn
Police and firefighters respond to Fireside Inn. (KSBY Photo)


Police haven’t said what they were called to the area for, but at least one ambulance was brought to the scene. There also appears to be crime scene tape setup around the inn.

Firefighters say police are in charge of the investigation, but firefighters did respond and treated two patients.

Stick with KSBY for updates on this developing story.