Boulder prosecutors drop charges in parking lot Taser fight |

Boulder prosecutors drop charges in parking lot Taser fight

BOULDER, Colorado (AP) ” Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Boulder restaurant owner after he and a security company supervisor shot each other with Tasers in a dispute over parking.

Prosecutors say the case against Harvey Epstein was weak. They also cite the “dubious legality” of the security company’s decision to immobilize a parked van, which led to the confrontation.

Epstein, co-owner of Mamacitas restaurant, was arrested May 17 on suspicion of felony menacing and using a stun gun.

Police say Epstein and Case M. Dane, a supervisor for Colorado Security Services Inc., shot each other with Tasers after another company employee clamped a metal boot on a wheel of the van, which was parked behind Mamacitas.

Epstein declined comment. Colorado Security Services officials couldn’t be reached.

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