Michael John Lytle, Surf City Riot Suspect, in Danger of Losing Fullerton Firefighter Job

Categories: Crime-iny

One of those arrested for participating in Sunday's riots in Huntington Beach has been identified as a Fullerton firefighter whose job is now in jeopardy.

Michael John Lytle, 30, of Anaheim, was held on suspicion of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Fullerton Fire Department officials reportedly told a KCBS/Channel 2 news reporter that Lytle has been placed on administrative leave.

Depending on how the case against him plays out, Lytle could be fired, the officials are reported to have added.

It is apparently being reported behind the Orange County Register's fabled paywall that Lytle was hired as a Fullerton firefighter in February 2008.

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Well, DUHHHH. Rioting & looting ??? FIRE HIM. Let a decent person have his job, unless, of course, Fullerton condones this kind of criminal activity from it's employees.

18usc241 topcommenter

Since I actually care about the reputation of my country, I'll refrain from commenting about your fire personnel in Orange County - especially the Anaheim and Garden Grove fire departments. 

Lori Spangler
Lori Spangler

Some residents interviewed on the news were a bit too quick to blame people who lived outside of the OC.

Jason Dreyer
Jason Dreyer

Maybe he'll think twice before acting like a total douche again.

Marlon Soriano
Marlon Soriano

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Deserves everything coming his way!


We had 17 heroes died in Arizona and this scumbag wears the uniform.

Mitchell_Young topcommenter

You know, maybe at 18, 22, 25 at a long shot. But at 30? Rioting? What an idiot. Not a credit to our people.


@18usc241 You're 100% correct on that..especially TJ Mcgovern from the Garden Grove dept....a disgrace to firefighters everywhere.


@18usc241 You're so right..especially Garden Grove and in particular firefighter T.J. McGovern..if citizens of Orange county knew... they would be shocked and outraged.


@18usc241 You're so right about this..especially firefighter T.J McGovern from Garden Grove, if the citizens of Orange County knew all about this guy they would be outraged. 

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