Bad idea: Car backs into lake at Aspen Ideas Festival
June 26, 2017
Early birds who attended Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday morning were greeted with someone's version of a particularly bad idea.
An unidentified person appeared to have backed a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu sedan into a pond at the Aspen Meadows late Sunday night or early Monday morning, said Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn.
"It looks as though a person drove to the end of Meadows Drive … where it's a dead end, then tried to back out and ended up in the pond," he said. "It was on prime display at Aspen Ideas Fest this morning."
Police first received a call about the vehicle about 5 a.m., though officers did not find anyone inside when they arrived on scene, Linn said. A tow truck later pulled the vehicle out, he said.
Police spoke to the vehicle owner Monday, though the incident remained under investigation and no further information was available.