So I'm a 21 year old male and I work a sort of half-night shift at a grocery store in Colorado. The incident happened in early March of 2013. The shift runs on an average day from 3:00 AM to 11:30AM. So it's completely dark out and several hours from dawn as I drive to work.
about 2:50 AM or so and I'm about halfway from my house to the store.
I'm turning onto a stretch of road nestled in between a neighborhood and
a horse ranch or two. A car is infront of me and I'm wishing he would
step on the gas a little more when he suddenly slows down and then
starts to turn around something. So I'm thinking there must be something
in the road, probably a tree branch or something. When the car moves
out of the way I see someone is lying in the road, some black material
is lying around, I'm guessing pieces of plastic or rubber. It's a man in
a gray hoodie and there's blood from the hairline down across most of
his face. My first thought the entered my mind was "Oh god this man is
trying to kill himself and the first hit and run didn't finish him off."
But now wait a minute this person doesn't have any blood elsewhere on
his clothes or anything and his hood is all the way up over his head (If
I remember correctly the blood dripping down his face was trailing as
if he had bled standing up too). Let's not forget he's laying casually,
resting on his elbow and proping his head up with one hand. He was calm
and conscious I could tell because he was chewing gum and following
whoever's vehicle in front of me and mine with his eyes as we slowly
drove around him. The car in front took a left turn up a head and rested
to a stop, I assumed to call the police. After looking back at who I
guess was a roadside robber and at the stalling vehicle I proceeded to
drive to work, a little shaken.
Thinking back on it that he was
chewing gum is kind of relieving. But even taking such a light-hearted
attitude towards what he was doing is disturbing, and it being late
winter and him just lying on the road in the dark with his barehand
resting on the asphault as if he didn't care unnerving. I don't know
where he could have been hiding a gun, would it have been a knife? The
following night/morning driving to work at that same place was a police
car on the look out.