Ski equipment used to smash window of passing vehicle in Park City
A man smashed a window of a vehicle as it passed on a Park City road on Tuesday, the Park City Police Department said, indicating the man inflicted the damage with a ski pole or skis.
The incident was reported at 6:10 p.m. on the 1600 block of Three Kings Drive. Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the driver told the police he was in a northbound lane traveling at a reasonable speed. The driver honked at two pedestrians who, according to the driver, were walking close to the center of the road and making it difficult to pass, Kirk said.
The pedestrians a man and a woman were carrying ski gear. Kirk said the driver indicated the man swung a ski pole at the vehicle, smashing the front window on the passenger side of the Subaru Forester. The driver stopped, confronted the pedestrians and called the police.
Kirk said the pedestrians told the police the driver was speeding and they were worried they would be run off the road. The man told the police he inadvertently hit the window when the driver honked, Kirk said. There was a discrepancy between the two sides about whether a ski pole or skis caused the damage, he said.
Kirk said the damage to the vehicle is not consistent with the pedestrian’s statements. The police issued the man a misdemeanor criminal mischief citation. The driver was not issued a citation.
Nobody was injured. Kirk said the parties did not engage in a physical altercation.
The pedestrian who was issued the citation is 48 years old and from Seattle while the driver is 20 years old and from Park City.
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The Park City Police Department last week received at least two reports of collisions between drivers and wildlife and a likely report involving a similar incident.