Vail liftie threatened with ice pick, cops say |

Vail liftie threatened with ice pick, cops say

VAIL ” A 45-year-old woman threatened a liftie with an ice pick Thursday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

The woman, from New York City, was trying to download Vail Mountain’s Vista Bahn at about 1:10 p.m., said Sgt. Greg Daly.

But the woman was on the wrong side ” she was attempting to sit on the chairlift at the spot where uploading skiers get off, Daly said.

Lift operators tried to escort her to the right spot to get on the lift, but she proceeded to get on the lift in the wrong place anyway, and then fell, hitting her head, Daly said.

The woman threatened to put a nearby ice pick in the head of the liftie, saying she wanted to make the liftie feel how she felt, Daly said.

The woman was charged with misdemeanor menacing, Daly said.

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