Upset that he was asked to allow staff to briefly move the ramp to his micro house at the downtown mitigation site, a resident there allegedly shot at the camp staff with a BB gun last Thursday.
John Loutzenhiser, 34, allegedly took offense to the request by the mitigation site staff to move the wheelchair ramp to his micro house’s front door to allow a moving tractor to place more micro houses in the camp.
Loutzenhiser, who is wheelchair bound, has “caused problems” at the camp since his arrival, according to staff member Jessica Manzanares, who accused Loutzenhiser of shooting his BB gun at her.
Manzanares said that she was not hit. Another staff member, Anthony Cody, confirmed to Olympia police that Loutzenhiser was throwing things at staff, and that Cody heard Loutzenhiser threaten to shoot Manzanares with the BB gun.
Loutzenhiser told OPD that he got angry at staff for touching his things. He admitted to owning a BB gun but denied firing it at anyone.
Loutzenhiser was cited for assault, and released at the scene.
The camp known as the “mitigation site” is located at 303 Franklin St. in downtown Olympia.