Vail Valley: Man has a few beers, allegedly swipes beaver
Vail, CO Colorado
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado –A 29-year-old man tried to walk off with a wooden beaver worth $199 from The Beaver Creek Trading Post on April 10.
A witness later told police he saw the man walking off with the wooden critter and recognized it from the store. He called the shop and employees there said someone ran off with their beaver. The witness then ran after the man and caught him at a bus stop. Then they called Beaver Creek Security.
An officer contacted the man at the bus stop while he was with Beaver Creek Security. The suspect’s eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. He said he’d had a couple beers and that he took the beaver because it was sitting “in the middle of nowhere.”
He was summonsed and released for theft.