Alleged snowball thrower set for trial

Associated Press

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) ” An Australian man working a seasonal job at a Copper Mountain ski shop is set to go to trial Thursday for throwing a snowball.

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has said the object was more like an ice ball.

Andrew Thistleton, 21, is charged with third-degree assault and harassment after allegedly throwing the snowball at Michelle Oehlert on Feb. 4 near the employee housing complex.

Oehlert told police she was walking to the bus stop when Thistleton and two other people began taunting her. Hurlbert said Oehlert’s back was turned when the snowball struck her. Oehlert said she felt pain due to a prior injury from a car accident.

Thistleton pleaded not guilty in July. He has flown back to Colorado for the trial, said his attorney, Lisa Moses.

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