ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A mysterious twine strung across a trail as if to injure a speeding bicyclist has the attention of criminal investigators in Pitkin County.
The Sheriff's Office says criminal charges are likely if they can find the person who strung a piece of twine between trees across the Rio Grande trail on Sunday. The hazard was spotted by two cyclists from Snowmass Village before anyone was hurt.
Investigators say it appears the twine was tightly strung up at a height meant to clothesline a bicyclist. Deputy Hugh Zuker says authorities would consider the booby trap a case of attempted assault.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.