Police: Woman attacked in Eagle bar bathroom
Eagle, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado –An Eagle woman reported being attacked at a local bar bathroom last week.
The woman came to the Eagle Police Department office the day after the alleged attack to make a complaint. She told officers that she had visited the bar with her husband the night before.
She excused herself to use the restroom and while there, another woman entered the toilet stall. The victim said she told the intruder to leave, but the other woman became incensed and began choking her.
The victim showed police dark bruises on her neck, scratches on her face and a bite on her finger, saying the other woman had to be pulled away from the fight by bouncers at the bar. The victim and her husband said they had never seen the other woman before and did not even know her name.
After interviewing people at the bar and the man who accompanied the suspect, police learned her name and obtained a photograph of her. When the victim and her husband were presented with a photo line-up, they both identified the suspect.
The suspect’s companion that night told police he was just a friend of the woman. He confirmed she had been drinking heavily that night but he didn’t know about the bathroom fight until bar personnel told him to take the woman home. He said she was very angry and he had a hard time getting her to come inside his truck.
After several days of trying to locate the suspect, Eagle police eventually contacted her at her home. After informing her about her rights, officers asked the suspect if she wanted to tell her side of the story. The suspect said she had spotted another woman that she had a beef with enter the bathroom. When she went inside to confront her, she got into the fight with the victim.
The suspect said it was strange, but she seemed to get involved in bathroom fights. She also said she had consumed three to four shots of tequila and three to four mixed drinks that night.
The suspect was arrested and charged with second degree assault.