Police say claims from an unnamed source – working to oust US Representative Lauren Boebert – that he was threatened at the Glenwood Springs health spa were unfounded.
The source, who previously told The Denver Post that he fears reprisal from Boebert and his supporters, is working with American Muckers, a political action committee trying to oust far-right Republican congressmen. Is.
Along with David Wheeler, who heads the American Muckers, the source reported to Glenwood Springs police on June 20 that he had been threatened by a man who approached him, asked about politics, and indicated that he knew. Where does the source reside? But when the police launched an investigation, the story began to unravel, the department’s documents reveal.
According to the Glenwood Springs police report, some of the information the source provided to police was “incorrect and misleading”.
During the investigation, police contacted the source for more details and he “acknowledged (he) may have confused some details” and “also admitted that the man did not say that he knew (they) where lived, only he thought (they) could be from the general area,” the report says.
The source also admitted that they “must have gone a little crazy because of his affiliation with the political activist group run by Wheeler and all the threats he received,” the report continues.
The report said that no audio was available on the video surveillance footage.
“It is unknown what was said, but it appears that the conversation may have heated up a bit based on body language,” the report said.
Reports said the source left the hot tub area of the spa after the encounter and the man left shortly after.
“The allegation of harassment was said to be baseless,” the report said. “The event is considered closed.”
The determination made by investigators tainted a series of unconfirmed and slanderous claims recently raised by American muckrakers.
The incident happened days before Tuesday’s primary election in which Boubert of Sylt defeated the challenger of Republican state Sen. Don Corum of Montrose. Wheeler’s committee continues to share information, mostly through anonymous sources, in an effort to damage Boebert’s campaign. The Congressman also threatened to sue Wheeler for his work.