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Who needs airport security?

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

GYPSUM ” A foul-mouthed woman who tried to skirt an airport security checkpoint was still allowed to fly later, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman, 24, was in the bathroom and missed a call to board her flight at the Eagle County Airport Wednesday afternoon.

She set off an alarm as she walked through a metal detector and an employee stopped her. The woman started yelling about missing her flight and swore at the employee.

In an interview with police, she saw the employee and swore again. She raised her right hand and “thrusted” it toward a sheriff’s deputy, who grabbed her arm and handcuffed the struggling woman with help from another deputy.

Airport employees arranged for a later flight for the woman and she was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

VAIL ” A man was punched in the face after he took another man’s jacket, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A man, 28, was finishing up a game of horseshoes on top of Vail Mountain July 6 when he noticed a jacket on the ground. He looked for its owner, but didn’t see anyone, he said.

He put the jacket in his bag to take it to the lost and found, he said.

He was about to get on the gondola when someone grabbed the jacket from out of his bag and punched him in the face.

The man and his friend got on the gondola.

The other man, 28, said he set his jacket down earlier that evening and when he looked for it, he couldn’t find it. He asked everyone in the gondola line if they had seen a jacket and saw two men whispering about it.

The man grabbed the jacket from the bag of the alleged jacket thief, who squared off with the man. The man thought the alleged jacket thief would throw a punch, so he punched him first, he said.

The punch was not thrown in self-defense, police said, and the man was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

EDWARDS ” Swear words were spray painted in several places outside the Eagle County Charter Academy Tuesday, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

An employee arrived for work and saw vulgar writing on the door about the principal, who disciplines a lot of students, she said.

An older student might have written the vile phrase because he or she spelled the principal’s name correctly, she said.

Vulgar phrases ” both written in ink and spray painted ” were found on six separate walls of the building.

The employee estimated the damage at $150.

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

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