Vail Valley: Man dragged by police car
Beaver Creek, CO Colorado
BEAVER CREEK – Police arrested a 32-year-old man at his place of work Dec. 7 after he allegedly scuffled with a peace officer in a parking lot.
The officer reported seeing a car fish-tailing into the Wolf Lot of Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek. He followed the car into the lot and tried to get the driver’s information but he refused, walking away toward the bus stop.
The officer began sending a description of the suspect over the radio. At this point, the man turned around and walked back toward the officer’s vehicle.
He asked the officer if his car was going to be “booted,” and the officer said maybe. The man continued to approach the patrol car and the officer took a picture of him.
The man got his arm in through the window, trying to grab the camera. The officer recoiled and radioed for help. Failing to get the camera, the suspect started opening the door from the inside latch. In defense, the officer tried to drive away but the suspect held onto an inside handle, screaming while the vehicle traveled 75 feet.
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When the car stopped the man ran to the bus stop and went to work at the Ritz Carlton, where he was apprehended. Police charged him with first degree criminal trespass to a vehicle and menacing.