Man’s X Games party trashed Aspen condo, prompts lawsuit
A Front Range man who stayed in Aspen for the Winter X Games faces civil allegations that he trashed a condo by raiding its liquor cabinet and damaging valuable artwork and furniture.
In a lawsuit filed Friday in Pitkin County District Court, the trust that owns a unit at Aspen Alps Condominiums claims the shenanigans administered by defendant Jordan Meehan resulted in $42,750 in costs associated with cleaning and making repairs to the property.
Making matters worse, Meehan’s credit card was rejected when the property-management company tried to charge it for the damages and repairs, the suit contends. Meehan also refused to reimburse the property owner, and the damaged art is irreparable and irreplaceable, the suit alleges.
Meehan, who lives in Superior, did not return a telephone message seeking comment Monday.
DRR 2012 Gift Trust is the owner of the Ute Avenue unit, which Meehan rented out from Jan. 25 to 28. Meehan was in town for the X Games, the suit says, and the only individual who signed rental documents for the property.
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After he left, a property manager discovered the damaged property and reported it to the Aspen Police Department, the suit says. Meehan subsequently admitted to an Aspen officer that a party he threw at the unit spawned the damages. Criminal charges, however, have not been filed against him at this point.
“(Meehan) willfully, maliciously and wantonly injured plaintiff’s property, including damages and destruction of precious artwork, furniture, cabinetry, walls, doors, dish ware, decorative items and fixtures, carpet and miscellaneous items such as a cable box and a humidifier,” the suit alleges. “(Meehan) also broke into plaintiff’s locked/closed cabinet and took and/or consumed several hundred dollars’ worth of alcohol and spirits.”
Meehan faces four claims — breach of contract, breach of implied contract, civil theft and conversion, trespass and negligence.
The Chicago-based trust that owns the 2,292-square-foot unit bought it for $39,000 in December 1972, according to property records. That’s nearly $4,000 less than the damages Meehan and company inflicted upon it. The Pitkin County Assessor’s Office’s most recent appraisal of the property put it at $3.02 million.
Aspen law firm Garfield & Hecht filed the complaint.