Police: Security Guard, Bartender Hit Each Other With Tasers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boulder, Colo. (AP) It wasn't exactly pistols at 30 paces, but Boulder Police say a security guard and a bartender shot each other with tasers in a confrontation over parking.

Police Sergeant Pat Wyton calls it a “bonehead deal.”

Neither man needed medical attention but 36-year-old Harvey Epstein, a co-owner of Mamacitas Restaurant in Boulder, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing and using a stun gun.

Police say Epstein got into an argument yesterday with casey m. Dane, a supervisor for Colorado security services inc., after a metal boot was clamped on a wheel of a van owned by a restaurant employee.

Dane told police he was afraid Epstein was going to hit him with A 2-foot-long pair of bolt cutters.

Epstein, of Longmont, told police Dane threatened to shoot him with his pistol. But Dane told the AP he put his hand on the holstered pistol but never threatened to shoot Epstein.

Both men drew tasers and shot each other.

Epstein told the AP he took out his taser because Dane pointed his at him and his mother, who was also outside.

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