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Keystone snowboarder bombs run, fires Nerf gun at employee

Robert Allen
summit daily news

SUMMIT COUNTY – A male snowboarder ignored Keystone Ski Patrol’s whistles to stop and shot a Nerf gun at a Mountain Watch employee before a patroller caught up with him.

“(The man) did admit to shooting the Nerf gun at a Keystone employee, but stated, ‘It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I thought it was funny,'” according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy arrived on the scene after receiving a report of a “belligerent male without a ski pass,” according to the SCSO report.



The man was not cooperative and stated he’d had three beers to drink all day, but his behavior didn’t indicate he was intoxicated, according to the report.

He also said he worked as a parking attendant for Keystone Resort, had given his two-weeks’ notice “a couple days ago and this past weekend did not bother to call or come to work,” according to the man’s statement in the report.



Because of that situation, the man didn’t have his employee pass because he thought it might have been flagged. Ski patrol checked, and the man’s pass was indeed revoked.

The deputy issued the man a summons of theft under $500 for the cost of a $93 Keystone day pass and third-degree criminal trespass. Ski patrol advised the man not to return to any Vail Resorts property.


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