FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The Harness family was traveling in two vehicles on July 13 when an elderly driver raised their ire.
Police and witnesses report that after a 70-year-old man driving a pickup truck made a maneuver that Henry Harness thought was dangerous, both he and his wife began following the driver.
Henry Harness said he thought the man was "either sick or under the influence of alcohol."
Henry Harness and his wife Karri were in separate vehicles along with three other passengers.
After following the truck driver for about a mile, the elderly man pulled over at the intersection of Mulberry and Ponderosa. After boxing in his vehicle the group got out of their vehicles and began approaching the man on foot.
Realizing he was severely outnumbered, the pickup truck driver brandished a knife. At that point the Harness family called police to complain they were being threatened.
After investigating the charges, police on Saturday arrested: Henry Harness, 53, Karri Harness, 41, Mandy Harness, 22, Melanie Harness, 18, and Steffin Boxford, 22, all of whom were in cars driven by Henry or Kerri Harness.
The Harness clan, who operate H & K Towing in Fort Collins, are facing charges that include: false imprisonment, crime against an at-risk adult, harassment, reckless endangerment and child abuse.
Police say the pickup driver is not facing charges.