Colorado man may face third charge after confronting bear hunter

Posted at 10:15 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 12:15:12-04

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who was charged after allegedly berating a hunter for legally killing a bear next door to his property may face a third charge related to the incident.

The Aspen Times reports 68-year-old Thomas Andersen was charged with felony arson and misdemeanor disorderly conduct after the bear killing near a private ranch near Snowmass Village earlier this month.

A report by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer filed Wednesday says Andersen should also face a charge of harassment of a hunter.

The report by wildlife Officer Kurtis Tesch says the charge is justified because Andersen yelled at the hunter, the hunter's children and the ranch caretaker's wife.

The report states Andersen's actions delayed the hunter from properly caring for the bear meat.

Andersen says he wasn't interviewed by Tesch and wants to explain what happened in court.


Information from: The Aspen Times,