Man beaten, robbed in Avon, cops say
Vail, CO Colorado
AVON ” An illegal immigrant was arrested Monday for allegedly mugging a man on Avon’s bike path, Avon police said.
Felipe Pacheco, of Mexico, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and second-degree assault, both felonies, according to police records.
Pacheco and Vicente Perez-Landeros, of Honduras, fought at the parking lot outside Agave Saturday and left when police arrived, said Detective Paul Arnold of the Avon Police Department.
Pacheco beat Perez-Landeros and stole his jacket and cell phone when the men met along the bike path behind Liftview Condominiums around midnight, Arnold said.
Perez-Landeros was treated at Vail Valley Medical Center for a three- or four-inch gash below his eye, Arnold said.
On Monday, Perez-Landeros saw Pacheco outside Eagle Valley Temps and called police, who arrested Pacheco, Arnold said.
Pacheco, whose age is unknown, at first would not talk to police, Arnold said.
“He said he would kill a bunch of Americans when he gets back to his country,” Arnold said.
Pacheco later said he was drunk and did not remember mugging Perez-Landeros, Arnold said.
Pacheco also was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a forged instrument and misdemeanor false reporting to authorities, Arnold said. Pacheco had a fake resident alien card and lied to police about his name and birth date, Arnold said.
Arnold did not know whether Perez-Landeros was an illegal immigrant, he said.
Immigrations and Customs denied bond for Pacheco, Arnold said.
Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or email@example.com.
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