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Police say pistol-packing scooter driver assaulted, firearm stolen

A man packing a firearm in a hip holster was knocked off his scooter and had his gun stolen, according to Colorado Springs police.

The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 4100 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway, according to the police crime blotter.

The victim told police he was riding a scooter on the sidewalk when he came across a man lying down, blocking the scooter’s path. The victim asked the man to move, which aggravated the man.

At that point, the man threatened the scooter driver, who then “displayed his firearm on his hip in the holster,” the blotter said.

The man who had been lying down then struck the scooter driver, knocking the victim off the vehicle before stealing the gun. The suspect, now armed, fled on foot.

Officers responding to the incident arrested the suspect, identified as Clarence Jones, not far from the scene and recovered the gun.

The scooter driver, who was not identified, had minor injuries.