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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies seized weapons and ammunition from a Riverside County man at Zuma Beach. Submitted photo
Scott Steepleton, Editor
12:43 pm PDT April 15, 2021

A call about harassment at Zuma Beach resulted in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies possibly preventing a mass shooting.

On April 11, deputies from the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the beach over reports of a suspicious man harassing females. They arrived and made contact with a man identified as Kyle Kiddy, 34, a resident of Riverside County, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies spotted a rifle partially concealed by Kiddy’s long trench coat, a misdemeanor under California law.

While detaining Kiddy, deputies discovered three other concealed firearms and ammunition.

A search of his vehicle parked nearby revealed “other items of evidence,” authorities said.

On Tuesday, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Kiddy was charged with multiple misdemeanors.

Kiddy was in custody with bail set at $60,000 and is set to make his first court appearance before a Van Nuys Superior Court judge on May 3.