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Man storms Boulder airport, avoids jail

BOULDER ” One man apparently had heard all the noise he cared to hear from the airport next to his house.

Witnesses told police that Greg Camalier, 39, ran onto the Boulder Municipal Airport grounds March 26, cursing at aircraft overhead, waving his arms and complaining about noise. Camalier was given a 12-month deferred sentence Thursday for trespassing on public property.

A police report said he got within 15 feet of a helicopter taxiing on a runway.

His attorney, David Harrison, said Camalier is embarrassed and “nothing similar will ever happen again.”

Airport officials said that before the incident, Camalier had called the airport to complain at least twice. Camalier told the Daily Camera newspaper that his complaints were about a single helicopter and he didn’t make some of the statements witnesses attributed to him.

Prosecutors dropped an obstruction charge in exchange for Camalier’s guilty plea to trespassing. The deferred sentence means he will avoid jail unless he’s charged with a similar offense in the next year.

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