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Man arrested after assault at Morro Bay’s Fireside Inn

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 21:48:08-04

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.

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.

Fireside Inn
Police and firefighters respond to the Fireside Inn in Morro Bay. (KSBY photo)