JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson.

Gerardo Bercerra (credit: Jackson Hole News And Guide)

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in a Wyoming court.

A police officer in Lakewood, Colorado, Schultz was vacationing in Jackson last July when she heard a loud noise and assumed a teenager running nearby had committed a crime. Becerra was running to catch a bus.

Vanessa Schultz (credit: Jackson Hole News And Guide)

The lawsuit claims Schultz detained Becerra, threatened to shoot him and was “exhilarated” when police arrived.

A special prosecutor concluded Schultz shouldn’t have pulled her gun, but criminal charges weren’t warranted.

A telephone message for Schultz left with the Lakewood police department was not immediately returned.

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Comments (2)
  1. Robert Chase says:

    Wow; Colorado cops work 24/7 at incurring liability for taxpayers and do so out of out of state and on vacation!

  2. Michele Waggner says:

    That young woman needs to be relieved of her position on the police department. She’s clearly unhinged and a danger to the public.