A transient who was washing car windows outside a gas station in
Salinas died after on Friday being knocked down by a man buying gas,
according to police.
Santa Clara resident Orion Moore, 29, and a female companion
stopped at the Pilot Truck Stop, located at 951 Work St., to buy gas.
When Moore exited the car, a transient, who was about 60 years
old, said he wanted to wash Moore's windshield for money. Moore declined the
offer, according to police.
The transient loitered around the car and a while later began
washing the window. The female passenger exited the car to tell the transient
Moore allegedly ran out of the Pilot and knocked the transient to
the ground. The man struck his head on the pavement and was transported to a
nearby hospital, where he died, according to police.
Officers arrested Moore at the gas station.