Man gets jail time for firing BB gun at business supporting BLM

VISTA, Calif. (CNS) – A man who fired a BB gun at an Oceanside business that had put up a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, the terms of which include one year in county jail.

Steve Soto, 23, of Carlsbad, pleaded guilty last month to charges of violating civil rights by damaging property and vandalism stemming from the June 4 shooting that shattered a window at Bliss Tea & Treats.

Terms of his probation include no contact with business owner and staying at least 100 yards away from her home and place of employment.

Oceanside police Sgt. John McKean said Soto drove by the business, then fired a BB gun out the window of his vehicle. The business at 301 Mission Ave. had a sign in

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