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Wanted man naps in police station

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAGLE-VAIL ” A 20-year-old man awoke to police questioning him about why he had fallen asleep in a police station lobby, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A sheriff’s deputy smelled alcohol on the man, sleeping on a bench inside the lobby of a Sheriff’s Office station.

The man woke up and handed the deputy a California ID. The deputy found the man had multiple arrest warrants in several counties.

The Eagle resident was arrested on suspicion of having warrants out for his arrest, marijuana possession of one ounce or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession and consumption of alcohol.

AVON ” A 24-year-old man reported that several men beat him up after he got into an argument with them while playing pool at Finnegan’s Wake, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man was playing pool the night of April 25 with five Scottish men when they began arguing about the game’s rules. The argument became so intense that the man told the bartender he feared for his safety.

The bartender told him to leave and as he was walking to Starbucks, he remembered he left his backpack and pool cues at the bar. He called Avon police, who went to the bar to pick up the man’s belongings, but the bar had closed.

While walking home, a four-door car stopped behind the 24-year-old. Four men got out and began punching him in the head. One man hit him with a pool cue. The 24-year-old man fell and his assailants kicked his ribs.

The men threw the pool cue and his backpack at him and left. The man got a concussion from the beating.

The bartender told police the man had not argued with the five Scots. The man was intoxicated and belligerent and arguing with 10 to 12 American men and women, not the five Scots, she said.

EDWARDS ” A man returned an undamaged parking boot to an apartment manager after he removed it so that he could drive his SUV, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Lake Creek Village management placed a boot on the man’s car April 26 because someone parked it on the grass. They later found the boot and the car missing.

The man returned the boot the next day, management told police. He removed it so that he could drive his Chevrolet Blazer, he said.

The man was not charged.

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

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