That helicopter flying over Atascadero last night was searching for a man who crashed his car into mail boxes on San Andreas avenue, then took off running.
Atascadero police searched the area on foot and with a K9, but were unable to find him. They requested a CHP helicopter which searched the area until around 11 last night.
The man may have been intoxicated. He may have been an illegal alien or a dreamer. Police say illegals often take foot bail rather than face arrest. The investigation into the incident continues today.