Police spend five hours outside DM apartment
Officers surrounded a Del Mar apartment for about five hours Saturday because the woman who lived there told police her boyfriend had
stolen her car from her at gunpoint in Pacific Beach, and fled to her place.
The man, identified as a professional kick-boxer from San Jose, was not inside and police now say they doubt portions of the woman’s story.
San Diego police and sheriff’s deputies kept a perimeter around the
apartment, on Camino del Mar near Jimmy Durante Boulevard, until about 8:35 a.m., when they went inside and discovered the man was not there, police officer Brad Ruff said.
The woman called police about 2:30 a.m., saying her boyfriend had put a gun to her head and stole her car outside a Pacific Beach residence where they had attended a party. Ruff said.
The woman also told officers she and her boyfriend had been arguing
outside, and he kicked a passing stranger who had made a comment to her during the argument, Ruff said.
San Diego police and sheriff’s deputies found her car at her apartment
and surrounded the place, believing her armed boyfriend was inside, Ruff said.
Officers tried for six hours to reach him by phone and bullhorn before going inside and finding that he wasn’t there.
Ruff said the woman later changed her story and witnesses from the
Pacific Beach party told officers they had not seen any gun. It appears the man may have choked the woman and driven away in her car, which she had allowed him to drive during his visit, Ruff said.
Police want to question the boyfriend, who may have violated a domestic violence restraining order barring contact with the woman, but they are no longer searching for him, Ruff said.
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