Two men held at gunpoint for looking like ‘Antifa guys’
A Colorado man is facing felony charges after holding two men at gunpoint when he decided they looked like “Antifa guys.”
In fact, both were employees of a local roofing company who were out inspecting hailstone damage — and one of them is a 20-year-old Colorado State University football player.
Police were called to the scene in Loveland, Col. Thursday when a neighbor spotted Scott Gudmundsen, 65, dressed in fatigues and armed with two Glock pistols, standing over two men on the ground, 9News reported.
Loveland Police Lt. Bob Shaffer said that Gudmundsen had called cops minutes earlier to report men wearing masks near his home, saying they were “Antifa guys” and that “I am going out there to confront them.”
But the two were wearing white surgical masks as protection against coronavirus, dressed innocuously in blue polo shirts emblazoned with the name of their employer, Premier Roofing Company.
CSU issued a statement in support of the student, who has not been identified because he is a crime victim.
“Our student is a young man of color, while the perpetrator is white,” school administrators wrote. “Given what we have seen happening in cities across this county, we know all too well that this encounter could have proceeded very differently.”
Gudmundsen’s family expressed remorse, saying that he is being treated at a mental health facility. He is due in court June 18 on two counts of felony menacing and two counts of false imprisonment.
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