Male campers in a rusted truck with BB guns and chain saws greeted a local couple while they were trying to go on a peaceful camping trip in Colfax over Easter Weekend.
They were looking to have a dream weekend at the tranquil Bear River Campground, but what they got resembled a nightmare.
The group of intimidating men complimented their music and invited them over for beer. All seemed okay at first, until the friendliness turned sour. The men made it clear to the boyfriend that the group planned on raping his girlfriend.
They said that the area was their “territory” and that if they were not gone by sunup, the group planned on raiding the tent and sexually assaulting the female. The woman immediately posted her side of the encounter to Facebook, Yelp and in the bathrooms of the camping area.
Placer County Parks administrator, Andy Fisher, says that he is horrified by what occurred, as both a husband and a father, and they take these allegations seriously.
Other campers chimed in saying that they have had similar experiences being “chased out of here by a group who was crazy.”
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The woman only agreed to speak with FOX40 over the phone because she’s terrified they will find her. In part, because she wrote a very detailed letter about the encounter that she posted to Facebook, Yelp and in the restrooms at the campground. She also got Placer County and its sheriff’s office involved. “As a husband and father, you read something like that, and it’s the stuff nightmares are made of, so we take it very seriously,” said Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks administrator.
Fisher said they’ve never received a complaint quite this aggressive before at Bear River. “Two summers in a row we’ve been chased out of here,” camper John Jewell said. Jewell wasn’t surprised by the woman’s story when he was tagged in it on Facebook. “First summer we were chased out of here by a group who was crazy,” Jewell said. He said he is surprised that the accused campers have not been caught since he sees rangers patrol the area frequently.
“With this new reservation system, we’ll be talking with our board,” Fisher said. Fisher said Placer County is already trying to update its parks reservation system so that visitors have to register their information online — leaving a record of who comes in and who comes out.