The news is out: [A Colorado man was seen pulling a gun on a couple after they got lost while driving, and performed a U-turn in his driveway.
Chris Ochoa and his girlfriend were driving around Sedalia, a small town located some 30 miles south of Denver, looking for a friend’s wedding rehearsal dinner.
Unfortunately his car’s GPS system sent the couple to the wrong location. When Ochoa realized he’d accidentally pulled up to the wrong house, he turned around to go back onto the main road, and called his friends for directions.
As he was driving back, “a large red truck pulled in front of me and cut me off, blocking the road,” Ochoa said in a Facebook post recounting the episode, which took place on June 12. That man, Paul Favret, “immediately got out of his truck and pointed a gun at us.”
In an incident report given to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Ochoa said that Favret, the homeowner, chased them down and yelled, “I want to blow your f—–g head off.”
“I stayed as still as possible because I knew he was in a rage, I knew he could shoot any time, and I knew I could die at any time based on how he was reacting,” the 26-year-old driver wrote the statement, according to the local television station KUSA-TV. “As a minority, I felt in danger,” said Ochoa, who identifies as Mexican-American.
Ochoa’s girlfriend took some photos of the incident, and called 911.
Favret, 58, has been identified as the CEO of the energy development company Resource Energy Partners, but his bio has since been removed from the company’s website.
“After being made aware of this last week, Resource Energy Partners placed Mr. Favret on administrative leave and retained outside counsel to conduct a thorough review of the incident,” a statement released by a company’s spokesperson read.
Favret is now facing five criminal charges including two felony menacing charges and three misdemeanors related to firearms, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.]
One of these days, someone is going to pull a gun on the right person.