A Loveland, Colorado man was arrested after he held two door-to-door roofing salesmen at gunpoint who he thought were members of Antifa, Denver ABC affiliate Channel 7 reported Friday.
Police said that Scott Gudmundsen, a self-described Trump supporter, called police Thursday evening to tell them that two members of the anti-fascist activist group Antifa were going door-to-door in the 2400 block of Dawn Court, according to the report.
Gudmundsen, 65, told the 911 dispatcher that he was going to track them down and hold them for police.
Officers arrived on scene and found Gudmundsen, described by a concerned 911 caller as wearing tactical gear and armed with a rifle, holding the two men at gunpoint.
But the men weren’t troublemakers – they work for a local roofing company and were wearing blue polo shirts with the firm’s name on them, shorts, tennis shoes and white surgical-style masks, police said.
One of the salesmen is a 20-year-old black and a student-athlete at Colorado State University and works part-time at the roofing company, according to a statement from the university.
The other man is 27 and an employee of the roofing company. Authorities are not identifying them at this point because they were described as victims of a crime.
Gudmundsen was arrested at the scene on charges of felony menacing and false imprisonment. He was armed with two Glock semi-automatic pistols, police said.