PARKER, Colo. – Police in Parker are looking for a masked man who pulled a gun on a woman at a Michaels craft store in Parker Tuesday evening. That woman wanted remain anonymous, but spoke to Denver7 about her horrifying experience.
According to police, the woman was walking to her car in the parking lot of the craft store, 1425 Twenty Mile Road, when a man approached and pointed a gun at her.
The woman says it started in one of the aisles inside the store, when she noticed two men lurking near her. She walked to a different aisle and felt them following her.
"I didn't really want to look at him because I didn't want to spark conversation or anything."
She said she decided to checkout and lost track of them, assuming they had left. But when she walked outside, she noticed a car parked next to hers, the driver's side window matching her driver's side window.
"it was pretty close to my car which I thought was really weird just because there's no one in the parking lot."
She walked to her car, and that's when she noticed the man wearing a mask.
"He looked up at me and he had a mask on and it was a very scary mask," said the woman.
The man, she said, pulled out a gun and pointed it at her.
"He said four or five words. I couldn't even understand him and I just started screaming for my life and ran back into the store," said the woman. "It's either I had the option to run and scream and he might shoot me in the back or I had the option to sit there and let him do whatever he was attempting to do.”
Officers responded immediately and canvassed the area looking for the suspect and his vehicle, but were unable to locate him.
It’s not clear if the masked man was attempting to rob the victim. Police have not released a possible motive.
The suspect was described as a male, wearing a mask and driving a dark-colored sedan.
Due to the limited description of the suspect, police are asking for anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the parking lot of Michaels at or around 8:50 p.m. to contact Sergeant Kris Bryant at 303-805-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.