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Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS ” An underage drinker told police he was 21 but gave them a birth date of a 20-year-old, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Police were breaking up a large apartment party when the man staggered to the front yard holding two cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

He told police that he was Vail Daily sports writer Ian Cropp, who is 25. Police doubted his story and told him it was illegal to lie.



The man, 18, admitted his age and was ticketed for minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and false reporting to authorities.

AVON ” A drunken man dumped paint all over his apartment building’s parking lot, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.



The man, 19, was out drinking with some buddies, who dared him to write something in the parking lot with some paint being stored in the building’s stairwell.

The next day, cream-colored handprints, tire tracks and footprints were found in the lot, but no writing.

The man’s roommate found the man’s clothes and tennis shoes splotched with paint in the shower.



When police came to the man’s workplace, the man asked whether the sheriff’s deputy had come to talk about money the man owed in Florida.

The man did not remember what he was dared to write ” he passed out early that morning, woke up in the shower, saw the paint and went to work.

He was ticketed for second-degree criminal tampering and theft, both misdemeanors.

The apartment manager expected new paint and the cleanup to cost $585.

VAIL ” A bus driver interrupted his route to put out a grass fire at Big Horn Road and Main Gore Drive, said Vail Fire Technician Craig Davis.

The driver put out the 10-square-foot fire with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

Semi trucks had been driving past the intersection all day and one could have blown a piece of carbon from an exhaust pipe into the grass to start the fire.

EDWARDS ” Someone left muddy footprints in every room of a home, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A father and his son left for work around 7:30 a.m. and returned home at 1:30 p.m. to find footprints that started from inside the front door.

The home was not broken into and the son always locks the door before work, the father said.

Nothing was missing from the home and no damage was found.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.


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