Couple arrested after security guards, campers, deputy attacked at Fort Collins KOA

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A couple was arrested Thursday night at a campground after the man allegedly attacked fellow campers with a baseball bat and his wife hit a deputy with a flashlight, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

The incident happened at the Lakeside KOA near the 1900 block of North Taft Hill Road.

Deputies responded about 8:20 p.m. on a report of a disturbance. Security guards and guests said they had been threatened and attacked by the man, later identified as 68-year-old Bruce Lichtenberger, with a bat, and were detaining him.

When deputies arrived the woman, later identified as 68-year-old Janice Lichtenberger, interfered with them and struck a deputy with a flashlight, the sheriff’s office said.

During the arrest, Bruce Lichtenberger tried to bite deputies who were trying to put a seat belt on him in the patrol vehicle. He then tried to kick out the windows of the back of the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

The victims, including the deputy who was hit by the flashlight, suffered minor injuries and were cleared at the scene.

Bruce Lichtenberger was booked into the Larimer County Jail on allegations of felony menacing, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Janice Lichtenberger was booked into the county Jail on allegations of of felony second-degree assault on a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

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