David Joseph Lawless, suspected mall bomber, was arrested after nearly hitting a motorcyclist on June 25, 2011.
Lawless, 30, allegedly put two devices inside the Borders Bookstore at the Colorado Mills. Investigators found two devices inside the store and a third item outside the mall near the entrance to Borders. He is also believed to be involved in an incident concerning broken windows at a Denver West Best Buy store.
Lawless has a lengthy criminal record that includes an arrest and conviction for setting off a dry-ice bomb in the parking lot of the Shotgun Willies in Glendale in 2005.
Lawless was driving down Highway 103 in a green Toyota truck late Saturday when he nearly collided with Inge Walton, who was riding a motorcycle with a friend. The incident occurred around mile marker 11, south of Idaho Springs.
Lawless narrowly missed hitting Walton before hitting a guardrail. And then things took a strange turn.
Walton reported that she approached Lawless’ vehicle and that he appeared to be drunk. He locked the truck and closed all the windows and attempted to leave. Walton had other cars on the scene box him in. When the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office arrived, Lawless grabbed a pair of scissors and they had to break the window to remove the scissors and extract him from the vehicle.
Lawless was arrested on the scene on suspicion of DUI, reckless driving and felony menacing.