Alec Arapahoe accused of using Taser on his grandmother, great aunt
The next family meal at the Arapahoe abode is absolutely guaranteed to be awkward.
Why? Because Alec Arapahoe, twenty, has been arrested on a slew of charges, including using a Taser to menace and/or shoot his grandmother and his great aunt. Details can be found in a vivid police report on view below.
According to the document, a Longmont police officer was called to a Boulder County home just shy of 10 p.m. on Saturday. There, he spoke with two sisters -- one age 66, the other 63. The senior member of the pair said that Arapahoe arrived at the residence with the scent of alcohol on his breath and a Taser in his possession.
The reason Arapahoe had the latter isn't noted, but his reaction to a demand to turn over the weapon certainly is. First, the narrative says, he began yelling at the women. Then he allegedly grabbed them by their arms and threw them back into their chairs, scratching one of them in the process.
Understandably, the two were eager to call the cops after this particular turn of events, but Arapahoe is said to have grabbed the phone every time they reached for it. He also ranted nonsensically. At one point, he talked about suicide. At another, he used a pen to slash at his own neck in a way that suggested he was trying to open up a vein. And he also pointed the Taser at his head. But when it came time to fire it, he shot at a wall behind the women instead of his own cranium.
The women were freaked out by these actions, and by his subsequent decision to point the Taser at each of their faces in turn.
Nonetheless, one of the women ultimately decided to run from the apartment as he reached into his jacket in an apparent attempt to reload. And how did Arapahoe respond? By tasing the fleeing woman in the back, the report says.
Continue for more on Alec Arapahoe's arrest, including the police report. Despite being barbed, the woman managed to accomplish her goal and phone the authorities -- and when officers found Arapahoe, he's said to have had a Taser cartridge in his possession, accompanied by a noticeable scent of booze. He's now been charged with nine different counts, including third-degree assault on an at-risk adult, false imprisonment and -- you guessed it -- use of a stun gun.
Talk about a twisted way of keeping it in the family. Below, see a larger version of Arapahoe's mug shot, followed by the aforementioned police report.
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