April 22, 2013
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) A north Idaho ski resort has filed a lawsuit against a man resort officials believe slashed 62 ski lift seat cushions during the last two winter seasons.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/15soxCg ) the lawsuit filed by Schweitzer Mountain Resort earlier this month accuses 62-year-old David Markwardt of doing the damage. The complaint accuses Markwardt of intentionally cutting seat cushions on five chair lifts including 15 seats on Jan. 15 and causing nearly $70,000 in damages.
The resort is also asking a 1st District judge to permanently bar Markwardt from all of the Sandpoint-based resort properties.
Markwardt did not immediately return telephone messages left Friday by The Associated Press. He describes himself on social media sites as a retired physician living in Sandpoint.
Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com