Garland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called by Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) neighbors during a scary encounter with the congresswoman’s husband, Jayson Boebert. Mr. Boebert reportedly threatened the neighbors and destroyed their property. 911 calls received by The Denver Post show just how frightening and intense the engagement was.
“I’m sure he’s loaded to the hilt. Do you know who his wife is? Lauren Boebert. She’s loaded. They all have guns,” one neighbor told a 911 dispatcher. “He just got chest to chest, face to face, looking to fight.”
The sheriff’s department incident report lists Representative Lauren Boebert’s name.
Accused of failing to act, the Garfield Sheriff’s Department corroborated the neighbors’ contextual accounts but only made limited information available. The spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Walter Stowe, refused to elaborate on why deputies refused to intervene or provide more details on the matter.
Based on the 911 calls and the deputies’ report, on the evening of August 4th, a neighbor flagged down one of the Boebert’s sons asking him to stop speeding on their street in a dune buggy.
“He’s going like 50 miles an hour, and this is a residential lane, there’s kids,” one neighbor told dispatchers, according to the audio. “We tried to stop him and he just freakin’ cus at us and just left.”
“It’s the Boeberts, if you know who the Boeberts are,” she said. “I need the sheriff.”
Deputies still hadn’t arrived when a second neighbor called dispatch, and he can be heard yelling at Jayson Boebert, “Stop, ya jackass! Get the f–ck out of here,” he yelled.” “Come on, man. What are you doing? What did we do wrong?”
Mr. Boebert destroyed their mailbox with his vehicle, and, with his son in tow. accused the neighbors of “taking a swing at his kid.” The neighbor also called Jayson Boebert “dumb as a post,” “irrational,” and expressed concern about further threats.
David Wheeler, head of the political group American Muckrakers – the same ones who helped sink Republican Congressman from North Carolina Madison Cawthorne’s re-election bid before setting their sights on seeing Lauren Boebert ousted – emailed CO Attorney General Phil Weiser, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and the local DA to investigate a relationship the Boeberts may have with the Sheriff’s Office.
“This was clearly a serious situation as there were two 911 calls, five deputies, and at least four families involved,” Wheeler warned.
Rep. Boebert has been under scrutiny for her possible role in the Jan. 6th Capitol riot and is the subject of an investigation into campaign finance violations. She and her husband Jayson recently closed their long-running restaurant Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado after the new landlords declined to renew the lease of the gun-themed business.
Listen to the audio of the 911 dispatch calls here.
Original reporting by Conrad Swanson at The Denver Post.
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