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Colorado man pleads guilty to holding strangers at gunpoint

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 22:47:23-05

A Colorado man accused of holding three strangers at gunpoint on Independence Pass near Aspen has pleaded guilty to menacing and attempted kidnapping.

The Aspen Times reports 33-year-old Brolin McConnell, of Colorado Springs, struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Tuesday.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 3. Prosecutors say he held the men at gunpoint in July 2016, forced them to remove their shirts and repeatedly threatened to kill them as he fired guns at birds he said were drones.

The men were able to escape.