Michael and Diane Burritt

A 46-year-old Lompoc man was arrested at around 2:30 a.m. on 8/6 on charges of carjacking, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and armed robbery after he allegedly jumped into a woman’s car at Chumash Casino, held a knife to her throat, and ordered her to drive. The woman managed to yell for help during the struggle, causing Michael Burritt to panic and run. After brief foot pursuit, Sheriff’s deputies with K-9 units arrested Burritt and booked him in County Jail, where he’s being held without bail. He also had outstanding warrants for his arrest in several counties. Burritt’s wife, Diane Burritt, who was in the casino at the time of the attack, was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant.


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