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Man detained, given warning after spitting at someone in Santa Barbara

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Chris Escobar / KEYT
Santa Barbara police responded to a report of a man spitting at people on Coast Village Road.
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Chris Escobar / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara police responded to reports of a man spitting at people at Coast Village Road Monday morning.

The call came in around 10:14 a.m. Police said the man allegedly spit in the direction of someone, but it did not appear to hit anyone.

The suspect was contacted near Vons and let off with a warning to stop spitting. Police said he could have been arrested for assault if the situation had been more severe.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.