Police: Pair spray fire extinguishers all over businesses, at drive-thru employees

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people lugging fire extinguishers walked into a 7-Eleven early Sunday morning and started harassing the clerk while spraying the extinguisher around the store.

Fire extinguisher powder at one of the convenience stores hit Sunday morning, March 19.

They went on to repeat this five more times at businesses and motels across Colorado Springs. Twice, the suspects sprayed people with the extinguisher, including two employees at a McDonald's drive-thru window.

The suspects started out at a 7-Eleven on the 3000 block of West Colorado just before 4:20 a.m., then moved north to the Super 8 Motel on the 4600 block of Rusina Road. At 4:47 a.m., they moved on to a 7-Eleven on 4710 Centennial Blvd., then crossed the interstate and targeted a Loaf n' Jug on 5280 N. Academy Blvd., where they sprayed a customer.

Just over an hour after they started, the pair crossed back over to the west side of the Springs and went to a Shell gas station on 120 S. Rockrimmon Blvd. At 5:36 a.m., they ended their spree at the McDonald's on the 8100 block of Voyager Parkway.

Police say they later arrested 19-year-old Trevor Rather and a 17-year-old boy for the crimes. Both are facing multiple counts of harassment and theft charges.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department assured police that the chemicals from the fire extinguishers were not toxic or harmful.