Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Steamboat Springs After being arrested for harassing women at a concert, a Princeton University defensive back decided to display his athletic prowess by running from Steamboat Springs police earlier this week.
Nick Adam Brown, a 20-year-old sophomore from Woodland Park, eluded officers twice after he was arrested Monday during the Cross Canadian Ragweed concert, held at the Steamboat Ski Area.
The college football player was in town for the ski area's College Week.
Brown was asked to leave the concert on two separate occasions after several females complained he had followed them into the ladies' restroom, said Sgt. Joel Rae of the Steamboat Springs Police Department. Two officers were assigned to the concert.
They arrested Brown on charges of third-degree trespassing when he returned to the concert a third time, Rae said.
Brown took off, but he only ran about 20 yards before he slipped on the snow and ice in the lower gondola parking lot, Rae said.
Brown was also arrested for resisting arrest, false reporting (for using a fake ID that showed he was 21 and from Delaware) and underage drinking. His blood-alcohol content was 0.195, Rae said.
Police took Brown to the Routt County Jail.
But the defensive back was not through with his running game.
He took off a second time. His second attempt netted him considerably more yardage.
Brown sprinted all the way from the back of the County Jail to the Curve Market and Deli, where he fell and was apprehended by his pursuers.
"He ran all the way with his handcuffs on," Rae said.
Brown was released from the Routt County Jail on a $750 bond.
College Week brings in college students from across the United States. Rae said the week has yielded few problems for police.
"They've been for the most part very personable and friendly to all the cops," he said.
Levelz nightclub manager Jim Turzynski also said his Ski Time Square business has had no problems with the college students. Although the club collected 78 fake IDs in November and December, Turzynski said it's nothing out of the ordinary.
"We haven't had any problems with fighting or over-intoxicated people," he said.