Grand Junction, CO - If you’re gonna work at The Kitchen Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, make a note that the guy with the neck tattoo gets cranky. Jacob Bertrand, 27, was arrested on Tuesday – almost a week after a workplace attack that left the other guy with 20 nail holes and new nose piercing.
On Wednesday, June 4, Bertrand got pissed off at a co-worker. Bertrand chose to act on his annoyance by spraying the guy with flammable lacquer thinner. Then he threw a garbage can at the victim and shot him about twenty times with a nail gun – mostly in the chest, but he also gave the guy a nail piercing to the nose.
Fortunately for the victim, Bertrand wasn’t smoking at the time. That lacquer thinner would have gone up pretty fast. Also fortunately for the victim, most of the assault was captured on store videotape, making charges much easier to file. Why it took a week to arrest Jacob Bertrand I’ve no idea, but whatever, they have him now and he’s not going anywhere for a little while.
Jacob Bertrand is charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and second degree assault. He’s being held at the Mesa County Jail on $25,000 bond. I’d kind of think a nail gun would qualify as a deadly weapon, but the victim’s injuries were apparently not life-threatening. But the victim will forever be That Guy Who Got Shot With A Nail Gun. Imagine explaining that body modification story at parties.