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Cops: Car pushed off 800-foot cliff?

RED CLIFF ” A $40,000 car was found wedged between a tree and a rock hundreds of feet below Highway 24 near Red Cliff, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 23-year-old man was hiking Sunday when found the 2006 Dodge 600 to 800 feet below the highway near some railroad tracks.

Police found keys in the car’s ignition. They found no passengers in the area, nor did they find blood in the vehicle.



Two sets of tire marks on the highway above led police to believe that it was pushed off the cliff with another vehicle.

The car’s owner, a Leadville resident, said he was cleaning out the car Friday night and then went to bed. He woke up to go to work the next morning and his vehicle was gone.



GYPSUM ” A 53-year-old man who called another man a “faggot” was ticketed for a misdemeanor Saturday, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The 53-year-old drove past a man’s business, called the man a “faggot” and flipped him off in front of the business owner’s son. The 53-year-old had dated the business owner’s ex-wife recently, hence the ill will, the business owner said.

The 53-year-old did the same thing three weeks ago, the business owner said.



The 53-year-old was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

AVON ” A man’s credit card was refused after it was used to buy something that the man would not have normally bought, according an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 27-year-old man tried to pay for his McDonald’s lunch when his credit card was denied. He tried three times to use it, but had to pay with something else.

The man called Visa and found the card had been used to make buy a $29.99 membership to americansingles.com earlier that morning.

The Visa worker said it was an “out of the ordinary” from the man’s “normal purchasing pattern,” so the company put a hold on the man’s card and closed his account, the deputy said.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.


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