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Bubba Gump: Life is Like a Drunken Fight, Attempted Murder

Man Accused of Attempted Murder After Driving Into Crowd on SM Pier

 

December 8, 2017

Broken railing in front of Bubba Gump Shrimp Company after a drunken altercation Monday morning.

Santa Monica Police broke up the fight on the pier at 1:18 Sunday morning. Two groups of guys had an “altercation. Neither party was desirous of prosecution, and that both groups went their separate ways," police said in a press release. Presumably meaning neither side wanted to press charges against the other.

However, at 4:30 am one of the men came back to the pier to retrieve his car. Daniel Arroyos, 21, got into another argument with the other group of men. He tried to run over his adversaries. Arroyos ran his car into one man, then drove into Bubba Gump Shrimp company restaurant. The broke up a railing and also damaged a “decorative rowboat,” a term this writer has never put in an article before.

The victim sustained significant bruising to his leg and hip area. He was treated on scene by SMFD Paramedics. Railing and a row boat in front of the restaurant were damaged as well.

Arroyos was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Attempted Murder. However, at 4:30 am one of the men came back to the pier to retrieve his car. Daniel Arroyos, 21, got into another argument with the other group of men. He tried to run over his adversaries. Arroyos ran his car into one man, then drove into Bubba Gump Shrimp company restaurant.

The victim sustained significant bruising to his leg and hip area. He was treated on scene by SMFD Paramedics. Railing and a row boat in front of the restaurant were damaged as well.

Arroyos was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Attempted Murder. The official SMPD press release is below.

This morning, at 1:18 a.m., officers responded to the Santa Monica Pier parking lot regarding an altercation that had just occurred between two groups. The investigation revealed that neither party was desirous of prosecution, and that both groups went their separate ways.

Broken railing in front of Bubba Gump Shrimp Company after a drunken altercation Monday morning.

At 4:35 a.m., officers responded to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier where an assault had just occurred. This investigation revealed that the same two groups were involved in both incidents. The suspect (Daniel Arroyos, male, 21 years) returned to the Santa Monica Pier Deck Parking Lot to retrieve his vehicle. As he was exiting the Pier Deck Parking Lot, he exchanged words with the victims. Arroyos drove his vehicle aiming it at the victims. Arroyos struck one of the victims and caused some damage to the restaurant in the process of committing the crime. Arroyos' vehicle was disabled as a result of additional collisions. All the parties were still on scene when the police arrived.

The victim sustained significant bruising to his leg and hip area. The victim was treated on scene by SMFD Paramedics.

Arroyos was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Attempted Murder. The investigation is ongoing.

We are seeking the public's assistance in locating additional witnesses or anyone in the area at the time of the incident. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

 

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