Bus passenger allegedly hits guard in groin
Aspen, CO, Colorado
BASALT – A midvalley man was charged with third-degree assault Saturday after he allegedly slugged a security guard in the groin during an early-morning bus ride, according to a Basalt police report.
Brandon Content, 25, was arrested after he was subdued with pepper spray by a second security guard riding on the bus, according to Basalt Sgt. Stu Curry.
The adventure began Saturday morning when Content and two buddies caught the last downvalley-bound bus out of Aspen, according to Curry. The two security guards were on the bus as part of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s efforts to try to keep drunken passengers from getting disorderly on the late-night buses.
Content’s two companions exited the bus at Sagewood in the midvalley without incident, Curry said. As Content departed, he allegedly sprang into action as he passed security guard Ben Dalessandri.
“He grabs him on the arm and punches him on the groin,” Curry said.
It was unclear if there had been tensions between Content and the security guards earlier on the bus ride, he said. The alleged assault occurred at 2:50 a.m.
Content exited the bus with the other security guard in pursuit, according to Curry. The security guard ended up spraying the man in the face with pepper spray, according to Curry. Content was subdued until Basalt officers arrived. They cited him for misdemeanor assault.
Content has a California driver’s license, Curry said. It was unclear whether he is living in the Roaring Fork Valley or was visiting.
Let’s make some skiing predictions. I made my X Games snowboarding predictions a day earlier and remain only mildly lukewarm in terms of confidence, but maybe I’ll feel better about the skiers.