Now here’s a headline for your Friday morning doldrums: “Drugged Aspen Sex Offender Flashes Hotel, Says He Was ‘Seeing Snakes'”
That’s pretty much the meat of a recent story penned by the Aspen Times in what will be one of its many ridiculous articles for 2017. The man, 54 year-old Michael Quin Webber, is reported to spend the winters in Aspen but was previously named a sex offender in California and has failed to register as such in Colorado, which could result in a felony.
And if it weren’t for the ridiculous actions of the offender, he’d still be unregistered.
This past May Webber was confronted by police when he decided to strip nude and flash the Gant Hotel and its guests. When police asked what he was doing Webber replied that he was, “seeing snakes.” Police reports indicate Webber was on edge and appeared to have a white substance around his nose.
Law mandates that previous sex offenders from other states register as the same if they plan to spend more than 14 days in Colorado. Webber had been living in Aspen for beyond that period and some, skiing some 52 days at participating Aspen Snowmass resorts throughout the ski season. The sex offender’s original charge relates to an alleged rape in 2005 of a 40 year-old woman in Marin County, California. According to the Marin Independent Journal, Webber “lives off a trust fund” and although he “may not be the most sympathetic person… he had a difficult childhood that had lasting effects.” We doubt that’ll induce much sympathy for the judge in charge of hearing the case…
Find the entire Aspen Times article here: Aspen winter resident arrested for sex offender violation