The Davis Police Department (DPD) arrested 25-year-old Peter Lloyd Zuniga after he beat a Quick Shop Market clerk last Saturday around 7:40 a.m., according to a press release. The suspect, and Davis resident, entered the 1964 East Eighth St. store asking for matches. When a female clerk told him the store didn’t carry matches, he stole two lighters and left. The suspect returned 10 minutes later and beat the clerk and kicked her in the head while she was on the ground.
The clerk, a 45-year-old resident, was brought to Sutter Davis Hospital and suffered a broken nose, in addition to other minor injuries. The suspect was then apprehended at Full Circle in the Rancho Yolo neighborhood.
Zuniga is currently at the Yolo County Jail, being held for charges of robbery and felony assault. According to the police, while in custody, he made threats to kill specific officers of the DPD. He has been charged with threatening public officials as well. His bail is set at $180,000.
Employees of the business declined to comment on the case.
— Angela Swartz