Gloves and garage go bad in Eagle-Vail |

Gloves and garage go bad in Eagle-Vail

Dustin Racioppi
Eagle-Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL ” A worker at an Eagle-Vail, Colorado tire store learned a frightening lesson Thursday: Don’t take a man’s gloves or park in front of his work garage ” especially when that man has lots of knives in said work garage.

Police arrested a local man Thursday morning and charged him with felony menacing and harassment after receiving a report from the tire store that he’d threatened the life of an employee.

According to the employee, he got into an argument with the man over taking his gloves and parking in front of his garage. He said the man ” who he said had long, braided hair and lots of tattoos ” began yelling at him, pushed him against the wall and put a large knife to his face and said he’d kill him.

After police managed to find and interview the alleged knife wielder ” who police said was uncooperative and insisted, “I ain’t gonna do nuthin’ homey” ” he had a different story.

It was the employee, he said, that came at him, and he felt threatened. He said the altercation ended after a couple shoves, but no knife was ever brought out, the report said.

After searching his work garage, police found a crop of knives, but none matched the description given by the employee. Police then searched his car and found another knife along with a small amount of marijuana.

EDWARDS, Colorado “-It may have been a gunshot or a pebble that went through an Edwards man’s car window last week, but he may never know because police have closed the case due to a lack of leads.

The 34-year-old flagged down police last Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 6 and told an officer he was driving through his neighborhood at the Eagle River Village Mobile Home trailer park when he suddenly heard a “crackling sound” in the back of his 1998 Range Rover.

He told police he thought it was a gunshot or maybe an unknown object, but police couldn’t turn up any clues. They didn’t see anyone or anything in the immediate area, the report said, and therefore closed the case.

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