Man accused of throwing urine-soaked sock at cop |

Man accused of throwing urine-soaked sock at cop

VAIL ” A Vail resident is facing a felony assault charge after allegedly throwing a sock soaked with urine into a Vail police officer’s eye.

Jonathon R. Nagl, 24, had urinated in his pants when a police officer saw him banging on windows of a West Vail business shortly after 1 a.m. on June 19, police commander Susan Douglas said.

Nagl told police he was trying to get inside the business, which was closed, Douglas said.

Nagl was not wearing a shirt and he didn’t know how he was going to get home, so police took him to the Vail jail, Douglas said.

During a search there, Nagl threw his sock at an officer, striking him in the eye, Douglas said.

The officer said his eye became “extremely irritated.”

Nagl also laid on the floor and complained that he was “dying,” but he refused to tell police what was wrong, Douglas said.

Police contacted an ambulance crew, but Nagl was fine when evaluated, Douglas said.

Nagl also tried to convince police to let him go by saying: “You’ll never get another job in Colorado” and “You’ll regret doing this,” according to Douglas.

“All we were trying to do is keep him safe… He chose not to go with the program,” Douglas said.

Nagl was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and attempting to influence a public servant, both felonies, and false reporting to authorities, a misdemeanor, according to police records.

Nagl’s telephone number was not listed so he could not be reached for comment.

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