Family of 18 tourists threatened with armed robbery along Fisherman's Wharf, suspect arrested soon afterwards, was on probation and has a long criminal rap sheet

Wanting to check out the famed Sea Lions at Pier 39, they parked in the area of Powell and the Embarcadero. That's when one family member was approached by three men. One had a gun.

Documents obtained by ABC7 News anchor Dion Lim show a 22-year old man named Carlos Claros and two unnamed suspects attempted to take cell phones. It all unfolded in front of the family which includes children as young as 6 years old.

"He said 'Ugh you Asian' and spit in her direction,"

SFPD who were already doing patrols in the area responded quickly and followed Claros and his associates to Aquatic Park where the family saw him throw a gun under a vehicle. Claros was arrested for a number of charges.

ABC7 also discovered that Claros has an extensive criminal history including drug possession and possession of a stolen vehicle last year. He was involved in a strong-armed robbery spree in late 2019 spanning multiple neighborhoods and was on probation during the Fisherman's Wharf incident.

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