Energy company CEO chased and pulled the gun at the Spanish man who accidentally drove to the wrong house
An energy company CEO chased and pulled a gun at a Spanish man who told him ‘I want to blow your f ***** head off’ after he got lost and pulled into the wrong house while trying to get his friend’s wedding find rehearsal.
Paul Favret, CEO of Resource Energy, is said to have shot 26-year-old Chris Ochoa and his girlfriend when the young couple took a wrong turn and ended up in the affluent Elk Ridge Estates neighborhood of Sedalia, Colorado on June 12.
Ochoa told the police that “I felt like a minority in danger” and feared for his life when Favret pointed a gun at him during the sudden ambush.
Favret initially denied having pulled his firearm in front of the police, but then changed his story when he was shown photos of the incident, saying he couldn’t remember pulling a gun on the pair because he was taking painkillers.
An energy company CEO chased and pulled a gun at a Spanish man who told him ‘I want to blow your f ***** head off’ after he got lost and pulled into the wrong house while trying to get his friend’s wedding find rehearsal. The ambush pictured above
Ochoa broke his silence about the incident in a shocking Facebook post on June 28 that described the terrifying events, along with footage of his girlfriend of an armed Favret standing in front of their car.
He said that he and his girlfriend had driven into the driveway of Favret’s house that afternoon after their GPS guided them there looking for a friend’s wedding location in the area.
When they didn’t recognize the other cars in the driveway and realized they must be in the wrong place, Ochoa said they made a turn and left the property.
Favret chased in a big red truck, blocking the couple on the main road, he said.
The energy boss reportedly got out of his vehicle and aimed a firearm at them.
Ochoa said Favret then ran to his driver’s side window, which was down, and kept aiming the gun at him, shouting “to blow my head off!”
The terrified couple – with “our hands up” – repeatedly apologized and tried to explain that it was a genuine mistake, but the enraged man wouldn’t listen, he said.
Ochoa wrote that his girlfriend managed to call 911 to report “because we felt in danger of continuing to point the gun at us and tell us how much he wanted to kill us.”
Paul Favret, CEO of Resource Energy, (pictured) reportedly held 26-year-old Chris Ochoa and his girlfriend at gunpoint when the young couple took a wrong turn and ended up in the affluent Elk Ridge Estates neighborhood of Sedalia, Colorado in June. 12
Favret initially denied that he had pulled his firearm in front of the police, but then changed his story when he was shown photos of the incident, saying he couldn’t remember pulling a gun on the pair for taking pain killers. The ambush pictured above
The incident didn’t end until the friend whose wedding it was after they arrived looking for the couple to help them find their way to the venue.
Favret initially denied to authorities that he had pulled his gun out during the confrontation, it reported 9 News.
The CEO took a step back when he was shown the photos of Ochoa’s girlfriend, saying he couldn’t remember and blamed pain killers.
Favret also insisted that Ochoa’s Facebook post is not an “ accurate version ” of the incident and that he was unaware of the vehicle occupant race.
The relevant Facebook post does not reflect an accurate version of the events. However, I regret my actions that day, ”Favret told 9 News through a company spokesperson.
“I couldn’t know the identity of the people in the vehicle.
Ochoa (pictured with his girlfriend) told police that ‘I felt like a minority in danger’ and that he believed the attack was racially motivated
Ochoa’s car accidentally drives into the driveway. The couple turned around and left, but Favret gave chase
“I just saw the unknown vehicle very close to the house at a time when we weren’t expecting visitors and our property is clearly marked with our address and is about a mile from their destination.”
Favret defended his actions by saying that intruders have entered his property in the past.
Ochoa did not initially file charges when agents arrived at the wedding venue to make their statements, saying that the venue owner threatened to cancel the wedding if they did.
“If you file a report and disturb my community, I will cancel the wedding,” Ochoa said in the Facebook post.
He added, “The homeowner decided it was more important to keep the area where she lived” calm and peaceful, “so that there wouldn’t be” drama “instead of doing the right thing and getting me indicted. ‘
Ochoa said the incident frightened him so much that he did not attend the wedding at all.
Ochoa broke his silence about the incident in a shocking Facebook post on June 28 describing the terrifying events
Since then, he has asked the police to reopen the case now that his friend’s wedding is over.
In the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) incident report, Ochoa said he and his girlfriend were frozen when Favret pulled the gun on them.
“I stayed as quiet as possible because I knew he was furious, I knew he could shoot anytime, and I knew I could die anytime based on how he reacted,” he wrote in the police statement.
“As a minority, I felt in danger.”
Ochoa believes the attack was racially motivated, after two other cars were also reportedly lost and drove into Favret’s premises, but were subjected to such an attack.
He and his girlfriend were said to be the only minorities in the entire neighborhood at the time.
The DCSO has filed five charges against Favret for the incident, including two impending crimes and three criminal charges.