A Denver resident will finally get his day in court after a physical altercation with a Summit County “local” at Arapahoe Basin back in March resulted in the plaintiff losing a pair of $29 KINCO Gloves. The case alleges that 26 year-old Brad Bellingham of Dillon, CO physically removed the victim’s gloves before throwing them into the “bra tree.”
Police records indicate that the confrontation occurred on the Pallavicini lift in the late afternoon hours of March 2nd. The ‘front-ranger’ in question, 41 year-old Mr. David Adkin caught the 2nd to last chair with another skier whom he didn’t know.
Upon boarding the lift, Adkin greeted Bellingham saying, “pretty beautiful day huh? Sure beats I-25 traffic am I right?” According to the police record, the stranger ignored Adkins’ question and continued sipping from a can lodged inside his glove. Almost immediately, Adkin noticed the two had similar gloves and proceeded to compliment his chairlift neighbor on his choice of glove. “Really great mits huh? I bought mine at ACE last week for just 30 bucks and they’re the best gloves I’ve ever had.”
It was at this point the stranger mumbled under his breath, “even fucking frangers have KINCO’s now… Fuck.”
Despite the stranger’s passive aggressive stance, Adkin continued stating the obvious to Bellingham: “I mean… why would you ever buy other gloves? I just can’t wait to tell all my friends about these bad boys.”
Apparently this statement was unforgivable in the eyes of the Summit County local as he promptly reached over and snatched both gloves off Adkin’s hands before tossing them into “the bra tree.”
Needless to say, Adkins was appalled by the strangers hostility towards his gloves. “What the hell is wrong with me wearing these gloves, you seem to like them?”
The stranger kept quiet, picking up his glove once again before taking a long swig from the beer can. The two continued riding the chair in complete silence until its eventual terminus. Later in the day authorities caught up with Bellingham after Adkin complained to a liftie, a ski patroller, and countless others.
It wouldn’t be until he alerted the guest services department finally that the police were finally called-in. When approached by a sheriff’s deputee, Bellingham insisted he’d done nothing wrong and instead claimed, “I gave that Franger the treatment he deserved.”
When asked about possible legal repercussions leading up to the court appearance, Bellingham told Unofficial Networks, “I’m happy to pay his legal fees and for the gloves– as long as they’re not KINCO’s.”
*This is a work of satire