Deputies: Man threatened co-worker with gasoline
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EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. - Deputies have arrested a man in Eagle County who allegedly brought containers of gasoline to work to threaten a co-worker.
Deputies were called to Henry's Chinese Cafe Tuesday after two workers argued, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.
The manager told deputies he found three 5-gallon containers in the restaurant with about two inches of gasoline in each one. He said he poured the gasoline out.
Deputies said a worker, Robert Diaz Estrada, admitted bringing the gas to work. He said he was "going to make the other employee think that he was going to throw the gasoline on him in order to scare him," the sheriff's office said.
Estrada told deputies the other employee offended him.
Estrada, 41, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing for threatening a co-worker and reckless endangerment for putting the other employees and customers at risk of fire.
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