San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff seeks to ID fighting, car theft suspect in Encinitas

Sheriff seeks to ID fighting, car theft suspect in Encinitas

Authorities are seeking information on a man who they say got into a fight at a restaurant attached to an Encinitas gas station and left behind a stolen vehicle.

The incident happened on May 20 at about 1:48 a.m., when the man parked a vehicle at the gas station, got out of the car and became involved in a fight at a restaurant connected to the gas station, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station.

The man then left behind the vehicle, which was later towed, authorities said. During the tow process, authorities discovered that the car had been reported as stolen. It has since been recovered and returned to the registered owner, the...

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