Late-night wrestling match results in court date
A Vail police officer spotted the two men fighting on the stairs between Lionshead mall and Concert Hall Plaza around 1:45 a.m., April 9. One of the men, 30, was only wearing shorts. The other man, 27, was missing a shoe.
The officer separated the men and both appeared exhausted.
The older man told police he was in a Lionshead bar when the other man began taunting him about his ethnicity. The older man said he left the bar but the other man followed him outside.
About his clothing, the older man said he’d been pushed into a pool at a party earlier that night and his clothes were in a shopping bag at the Lionshead bus stop, according to the police report.
The younger man wouldn’t say how the brawl began, according to the police report.
A witness told police the younger man began arguing with the older man inside the bar. He said the older man eventually challenged him to a fight, according to the police report.
Both men were given a summons to appear in court for investigation of disorderly conduct.
Witnesses said a man found bleeding in front of a Vail Village bar was kicked in the face by another man, who ran away, according to the police report.
Police found a 30-year-old man holding a bloody rag to his face while sitting outside a Vail Village bar around 11:45 p.m., April 6. There was a pool of blood at his feet, according to the police report.
A witness said he saw the man arguing with another man outside the bar and it looked like a fight was about to break out. The other man then allegedly karate-kicked the victim in the face and ran off. The victim told police that he remembered talking to a girl outside the bar, according to the police report.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Matt Zalaznick covers public safety, Eagle County Courts and Avon/ Beaver Creek. He can be reached at (970) 949-0555 ext. 606 or via e-mail at email@example.com.