Cold Vail job-seeker swipes hat, police say |

Cold Vail job-seeker swipes hat, police say

Dustin Racioppidracioppi@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL , Colorado A 21-year-old came to Vail, Colorado intending to work for the resort but its doubtful that will happen after he stole a hat from a Lionshead shop. Actually, when he got here around Dec. 16, he was told by Vail Resorts that they didnt need him for work, he told police. He was left jobless and no place to stay, he said, and he and his girlfriend spent the previous night sleeping in his car. It was really cold, he told police, which prompted him to try and steal the knit stocking hat. But a store employee thwarted his not very good attempt to conceal the hat under his shirt. His down-and-out story didnt help him evade a summons for larceny, though.

VAIL Maybe if a California girl working here wouldve just sent a text message to a local woman apologizing for spending the night at boyfriends house like the woman demanded then maybe she wouldve avoided the beat down she received on Dec. 19. The California girl, after being told by the boyfriend he was single, received a text message from the supposed ex-girlfriend a few nights before demanding an apology. California girl did not. Then the supposed ex-girlfriend showed up at her work where she duly kicked California girl below the right knee, which knocked her over, and the supposed ex-girlfriend hit her in the head with smacks and fists, she told police. The bump on California girls head was growing and glowing as she talked to police, the report said. Police tracked down the boyfriend and supposed ex-girlfriend at their home shortly after. She took full responsibility for what happened, police said, until they started explaining the booking process to go to jail, and then she wanted to know if they could, just take care of this without going to jail?It sounds hot, but its not. She was taken to jail. Dustin Racioppi can be reached at 970-748-2936 or

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