Colorado hostage taker warned 911 of 'bad things'

By: Associated Press
February 5, 2014 Updated: February 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm
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photo - Police rush into a home during a hostage situation on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3014 in Arvada, Colo.   Police say a 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for nearly 18 hours in the suburban Denver home was rescued unharmed after police shot his captor. Arvada police Chief Don Wick says the man was shot after he went to the front door late Tuesday morning to retrieve unspecified items left by police negotiators. The SWAT officers immediately rescued the boy. The suspect's name and condition weren't immediately known. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT
Police rush into a home during a hostage situation on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3014 in Arvada, Colo. Police say a 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for nearly 18 hours in the suburban Denver home was rescued unharmed after police shot his captor. Arvada police Chief Don Wick says the man was shot after he went to the front door late Tuesday morning to retrieve unspecified items left by police negotiators. The SWAT officers immediately rescued the boy. The suspect's name and condition weren't immediately known. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT 

ARVADA — A parolee who held a 13-year-old boy hostage for 18 hours in suburban Denver warned a police dispatcher during one of several 911 calls that "you're going to see bad things."

Don Pooley called authorities to demand that police get away from the Arvada home where he had taken the boy hostage Monday after fleeing a domestic dispute nearby. On one call released Wednesday, the boy says, "Help me, please!" Later, he can be heard saying "please" in the background as Pooley talks to a dispatcher, breathing heavily.

Pooley says he's losing his temper and warns he's "about to flip out."

He was shot and killed by police Tuesday after he went to retrieve some items left by authorities.

The boy's family says he's doing well and have asked for privacy.

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Colorado hostage taker warned 911 of 'bad things'

By: Associated Press
Updated: February 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

ARVADA — A parolee who held a 13-year-old boy hostage for 18 hours in suburban Denver warned a police dispatcher during one of several 911 calls that "you're going to see bad things." Don Pooley called authorities to demand that police get away from the Arvada home where he had taken the boy...

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