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PD: Afraid of repo, woman shot at tow driver

Posted: 10:09 AM, Mar 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-21 23:36:04-04
PD: Afraid of repo, woman shot at tow driver
PD: Afraid of repo, woman shot at tow driver

Longmont police arrested a woman this weekend who allegedly shot at a tow truck driver she thought was going to repossess her car.

The tow truck driver, Brad Jacoby, said he was sitting at Garden Acres Park Saturday afternoon waiting for a call when a woman with a rifle approached him, according to Jeff Satur with the Longmont Police Department.

"Looked up to my left and seen the lady walking towards me. I could just barely see the shotgun barrel hanging down from her jacket," Jacoby said. "She was within 10 to 15 feet from me when she pulled it out and started aiming at me... She said I needed to leave her place, leave her property, leave her and her car alone, tell uncle Sam to stay away."

Satur said the tow truck operator drove off, but told police he heard a gun shot. Witnesses reported the same thing.

"I don't know if she was aiming at the truck and it went up or if she was messing with the gun," Jacoby said.

Jacoby said his tow company, St. Vrain Towing, doesn't repossess cars. Police indicated the woman may have dementia.

Longmont police arrested Lourdes Kouzougian on suspicion of attempted murder, felony menacing, discharging a firearm inside the city limits and reckless endangerment.

The tow truck driver was not injured.

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