Those with guns surely seems more prepared to handle them first these days and do questions later.
A man who mistook the player for another roofing company employee ordered a Colorado State University (CSU) soccer player, who worked in the summer for a roofing company, to hold him at gunpoint last Thursday. 11th of June. being members of the activist group known as Antifa.
The incident occurred in Loveland when Scott Gudmundsen, 65, called police to report that two men in face masks were going door to door in their neighborhood. Gudmundsen reportedly told police that he was going to confront the two men.
When the police arrived, they found him dressed in uniform and armed with two pistols, holding both men on the ground at gunpoint. He was arrested and imprisoned for serious felony threats and false imprisonment, according to records from the Larimer County Jail.
Her son apologized for his father's actions and said he was receiving treatment at a mental health center. There was no explanation as to why Gudmundsen thought that two roofing company employees were members of a left-wing activist group.
Both men were wearing blue polo shirts with their company name and white masks. This was his company's protocol to prevent the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Police did not identify any of the victims, who were inspecting the area for damage to the roof after a recent hail storm.
The story could have ended there, if not for the fact that ESPN picked up the story from 9News Denver affiliate KUSA.
CSU University President Joyce McConnell, athletic director Joe Parker and football head coach Steve Addazio addressed the situation immediately. The school says it is not identifying the soccer player "out of respect for the privacy and well-being of the student athlete and his family." But they said: "Our student is a young man of color, while the author is white," said the letter.
“Regardless of what investigators learn or the reasons the author gives, we know this: Our student got up on Thursday morning, worked with his team, showered, dressed, and went to work. Hours later, he was confronting a stranger with a pistol and listening to police sirens that had been inexplicably called. Given what we have seen in the cities of this country, we know very well that this meeting could have taken place very differently. "
Protesters across the country have rallied against racism since the death George Floyd's has sparked protests against police violence against people of color. CSU has made a strong statement against racial injustice saying: "As a university and as a community, CSU is avowedly anti-racist and anti-violence. We are appalled at this expression of violence and I hate that one of our students visited. We condemn racism in all its forms and expressions and we are working to build an equitable and anti-racist community that can be a model for others.
The incident raises these questions: when a person is undergoing mental health treatment, should they have weapons available? Where would this man have gotten the wrong idea that Any black man on property near his home wearing a face mask should be a suspect?