Man arrested for pepper spray incident |

Man arrested for pepper spray incident

BRECKENRIDGE – A Dillon Valley man remains in jail after allegedly attacking a crowd with pepper spray at a Breckenridge restaurant.

Early Monday morning, Breckenridge Police arrested Julio Garcia-Zurita, 21, and charged him with felony assault.

According to officers’ reports, Salt Creek staff called police reporting a disturbance. The head doorman told officers Garcia-Zurita sprayed a staff member at the top of the stairs to the bar’s second story, ran downstairs and sprayed more patrons before running outside. The doorman told officers Garcia-Zurita inadvertently sprayed himself as doormen struggled to apprehend him.

Paramedics responded and treated Garcia-Zurita and four customers, including a 15-year-old boy, for skin irritation and breathing difficulties.

According to police reports, Garcia-Zurita refused to cooperate and changed personal information several times when asked by jail officers. Officers also charged him with criminal impersonation for the misinformation.

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