2 teens accused of spraying drive-thru workers in Colorado Springs with fire extinguishers

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two teenagers accused of spraying drive-thru workers with fire extinguishers in Colorado Springs have been arrested and are facing multiple charges.

The teens are suspected of discharging large, portable fire extinguishers in six separate businesses on Sunday, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Police said the suspects first entered a business in the 4600 block of Rusina Road at little before 4:40 a.m., harassed employees and discharged the fire extinguishers.

While officers were investigating that report, the suspects hit five other businesses in the area, police said.

“Two employees working at a drive through window were sprayed directly with the fire extinguishers,” police stated.

Police arrested Trevor Rather, 19, and a 17-year-old accomplice during the follow-up investigation for multiple counts of harassment and theft.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed the chemicals discharged from the two fire extinguishers that were used were not toxic or acutely harmful, according to investigators.