Police believe he may have done so under the influence of marijuana edibles, and an investigation is currently underway, with a release about the situation prompted by inquiries from two Denver television stations.
Many of our readers reacted to the story with frustration, seeing a double-standard in the way marijuana-related incidents are covered, particularly in comparison with alcohol.
Here's an example that's simple and straight to the point.
Aaron Patterson writes:
Would this be a story if a drunk teen did a stupid thing and got hurt?Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts. For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.