It doesn’t sound as though some of the Boeberts’ neighbors like the family very much.
In an incident earlier this month, on August 4, two neighbors called 911 after Jayson Boebert — the husband of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) — began behaving in a physically threatening manner while potentially intoxicated. The Congresswoman’s husband even drove over one of the family’s neighbor’s mailboxes. In one of the calls to 911, a neighbor expressed concern about the potential for gun violence perpetrated by the Boeberts. “He just got chest to chest, face to face, looking to fight,” one neighbor said to a 911 dispatcher, discussing Jayson. “I’m sure he’s loaded to the hilt. Do you know who his wife is? Lauren Boebert. She’s loaded. They all have guns.”
The incident began after a neighbor asked one of the Boeberts’ sons to stop speeding down their residential street in a dune buggy. Some of the neighbors’ concerns were that children were present nearby, potentially making the speeding even more dangerous. “We tried to stop him and he’d just freakin’ cuss at us and just left,” the first neighbor said of interactions with the Boeberts’ son. The second neighbor who called 911 — who did so after police evidently failed to show up in the time since the first call — said Jayson drove up “trying to claim that somebody took a swing at his kid and nobody did.” Local law enforcement eventually arrived, but Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said those involved “agreed to work it out as neighbors. No charges. No further action” — although remarks on the 911 calls make the menacing nature of Jayson Boebert’s actions obvious.
“Come on, man. What are you doing? What did we do wrong?” the second neighbor yells at Jayson during the recording available of that individual’s 911 call. The comments about Jayson likely being “loaded” also came from the second neighbor who called. “Sheriff’s Office spokesman Walter Stowe refused to say why deputies didn’t investigate further and would not provide any additional information,” per The Denver Post.
The American Muckrakers PAC, which previously singled out Boebert for opposition, asked for an investigation by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, the local district attorney, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations into the relationship between the Boeberts and the local sheriff’s office, suspecting corrupt ties. “This was clearly a serious situation as there were two 911 calls, five deputies and at least four families involved,” David Wheeler, one of the leaders at that organization, said. There’s no apparent indication the Congresswoman herself was involved in the August 4 incident. A spokesperson for the state attorney general confirmed Wheeler’s request was received. After winning her GOP primary against state Sen. Don Coram, Boebert is running for re-election, and the Republican lean of her district means she’ll likely win another term in Congress.