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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Slapping Leather in the Frontier

Men simultaneously Tase each other on Uni Hill

Boulder police officers were left scratching their heads Saturday night about how to deal with two men who shot each other with Taser devices during an argument on University Hill.

Sgt. Pat Wyton said Casey Dane, a private security guard working for Colorado Security, was in an ally behind the Mamacitas restaurant, 1149 13th St., and got into a heated argument with another man whose car had been booted for parking illegally.

The owner of the car, Harvey Epstein, a bartender at the Mexican restaurant, left to retrieve a set of bolt cutters, Wyton said, and then returned to the vehicle to try to pry off the boot. When he returned, about 7 p.m., Dane allegedly ordered him to drop the cutters or he would shoot him with a gas-propelled Taser device because he felt threatened.

The guard, Wyton said, "decided to shoot the guy."

But what the guard didn't know, Wyton said, was that Epstein also had the same type of Taser in his pocket -- which he then used on Dane.

"They shot each other," Wyton said. "It was just kind of a bone-head deal."

Both men pulled the electrified probes from their own bodies and did not need medical attention, he said.

Wyton said that, following the confusing encounter, Epstein was arrested and taken to the Boulder County Jail on suspicion of felony menacing and use of a stun gun.


Submitted by Dr. Feelgood.

Comments:
This just cracks me up every time I read it. I would have paid money to see this go down.
 
Yeah...Good thing they didn't have real guns.
 
I don't know what I find most amusing in this story:

A) The bartender at the Mexican Restaurant is named Harvey Epstein...that makes me smile for some reason.

B) "Sgt. Pat Wyton said Casey Dane, a private security guard working for Colorado Security, was in an ally behind the Mamacitas restaurant". Or an alley. But "ally" sounds way gayer.

C) The story makes it seem like things got real boring after the Taser incident. They, yawn, pulled the probes from their, yawn, bodies and did not need medical attention. Yawn. I would have thought that things would have gotten really interesting then.
 
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