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Dude, is my car in Edwards?

Dustin Racioppi
Edwards, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado ” It was a long walk home and a long night talking to sheriff’s deputies on New Year’s Day for a 46-year-old Edwards man, and he can thank his roommate for it.

The two were at a nearby bar earlier that night having a good time, but for some reason, the man said his 29-year-old roommate decided to take the truck ” which the man said he has never let his roommate do “-and drive it back home.

When the older roommate got home, he confronted the man, who punched him in the face, the report said. A fight ensued, causing damage to the apartment’s walls and the outside of the home because it carried on out into the snowy front yard.

The roommate who took the truck defended his actions by saying he couldn’t find his roommate at the bar, so decided to go home, grab a drink and wait for his arrival.

Both men got into trouble and were arrested for third-degree assault. The alleged truck thief also was charged with second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft.

EL JEBEL ” An El Jebel man is in trouble for his belated Christmas wishes and unwanted gift he gave to his neighbor on Jan. 2.

The neighbor was minding his own business that day working on a nearby property when he heard a honking horn. The man was expecting a plumber that day so he figured that was him banging on his horn to get the man’s attention.

Nope. It was his drunk neighbor, according to the man, and he came to spread holiday cheer. He popped his middle finger out the window and said “merry Christmas” to the man before backing out of the driveway and accidentally hitting the man’s truck. The minor accident caused scratches to the man’s chrome bumper.

The man told deputies he doesn’t have a good relationship with the neighbor and that he was told years ago not to come on his property.

Deputies caught up with the facetiously friendly neighbor a couple hours later, and he admitted the brief visit wasn’t a wise decision. Aside from wishing him a Merry Christmas, he said, he didn’t have any reason for being over there.

And for that, he got his own belated Christmas gift ” a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

Dustin Racioppi can be reached at 970-748-2936 or dracioppi@vaildaily.com.

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