Energy CEO threatens Hispanic man and girlfriend with gun for trespassing: 'I want to blow your f***ing heads'
A CEO of an energy company reportedly chased down a Hispanic man, Chris Ochoa, and pulled a gun on him as he told him "I want to blow your f***** heads off." The incident occurred after Ochoa lost his way and pulled up to the wrong home while attempting to find his friend's wedding rehearsal venue.
Resource Energy's CEO, Paul Favret, allegedly held Ochoa, 26, and his girlfriend at gunpoint on June 12 when the couple took a wrong turn and ended up in the neighborhood of Elk Ridge Estates in Sedalia, Colorado. Ochoa, while talking to authorities, told that "as a minority I felt in danger" and feared for his life as Favret pointed a gun at him.
Favret had reportedly denied drawing his gun initially but later changed his story after he was shown pictures of the incident, which were taken by Ochoa's girlfriend. The CEO later said that he could not remember pulling his firearm because he was in pain medication.
The incident was brought to public attention after Ochoa took to Facebook and shared his ordeal on June 28. He also shared pictures of Favret standing in front of their car pointing a gun at them.
"On Friday, June 12, sometime in the late afternoon, my girlfriend and I were assaulted and held at gunpoint by Paul Favret for performing a u-turn in his driveway while following the gps directions on my phone to my friend's wedding rehearsal dinner," the post read. "We pulled into to the Elk Canyon Estates in Sedalia, Colorado. Upon arriving to the exact address given to me by my friend, we realized we didn’t recognize any of the cars in the driveway where we had just arrived."
"I immediately performed a u-turn in the driveway that the gps had taken me to, and got back onto the main public road. I then proceeded to call my friend and get further directions. He directed me to the correct house," the post added. "As I was driving back up the main road, a large red truck pulled in front of me and cut me off, blocking the road. Paul Favret, the individual in the photo, immediately got out of his truck and pointed a gun at us. He then ran to my driver’s side window (which was down) and continued to point the gun and yell that he was “going to blow our head off!” and that he “wants to blow my head off!” He did not ask us any questions about where we were going. He simply cut us off and assaulted us."
"About where we were going. He simply cut us off and assaulted us," the post continued. Apparently, the u-turn that I had made was in his driveway; and he wasn’t happy about it. During this time we had our hands up, pleading that we were only looking for my friend's wedding party and that we were not doing anything wrong. We apologized for turning around in his driveway but he would not put the gun down."
Ochoa added in the post that his girlfriend managed to call 911 "because we felt in danger as he kept pointing the gun at our faces and continued to tell us how much he wanted to kill us." Their ordeal came to an end after the friend, for whose wedding they had come, arrived at the scene.
Favret later stated that the Facebook post made by Ochoa was not "an accurate version" of the incident, and added that he did not know the race of the couple, according to 9 News. "The Facebook post in question does not portray an accurate version of the events. However, I deeply regret my actions that day. I had no way of knowing the identities of the individuals in the vehicle."
"I just saw the unknown vehicle very close to the home at a time when we were not expecting any visitors and our property is clearly marked with our address and is about 1/2 mile from their destination," Favret added.