Avon cop loses nails stopping threatened suicide | VailDaily.com

Avon cop loses nails stopping threatened suicide

Veronica Whitney

AVON – An Avon police officer ended up losing three fingernails and having a shoulder problem after trying to stop a man who was apparently attempting suicide.Police at the Sunridge apartments Jan. 22 found a man who was threatening to commit suicide.Police thought the problem was resolved, but the man decided to jump over a railing, police said. One of the police officers went to grab him and as he attempted to hold the man, three of the officer’s fingernails were pulled out and his shoulder was injured by the man’s weight. Still, the police officer was soften the man’s landing when the man fell to the lower level, police said.The man was taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center where he underwent a mental health examination, police said.Dance gone awryEAGLE – A 20-year-old man was running away from a dance when a car ran over him, police said. The man, who was transported to the Vail Valley Medical Center with a broken femur, was at a dance at the fairgrounds when someone tried to start a fight with him, police said. The man told police he and a friend were running away down Fair Grounds Road when a sports utility vehicle came from behind and hit him.BB gun rampageAVON – A 64-year-old woman left her car at the Edwards Elementary School parking lot one morning to find all her windows shattered in the afternoon, police said.The woman left her car parked in the parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and when she went to get it at 4:30 p.m., she found all the car windows completely broken in little pieces, apparently from BB gun shots. The damage was calculated at $1,500.In another incident, a man who had parked his car along the street on Deer Boulevard said he found his Audi had bullet holes in two of its windows the next day. The holes also appeared to have been caused by a BB gun, police said. The man said he couldn’t find any spent rounds either inside the car or around it. The damage was calculated at $1,000.The man told police he had no problems with his neighbors and that in the summer his car had been egged, but other cars in the parking lot had been egged as well.Ski parking lot break insAVON – Police were dispatched recently to a car break in at the Bear parking lot at Beaver Creek. By the time police had finished the investigation, Beaver Creek Public Safety told them there had been notified of other six break ins. Items stolen from the seven cars included stereos, clothing, a car vacuum and wallets, police said. Staff Writer Veronica Whitney can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 454, or vwhitney@vaildaily.com. Vail, Colorado

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