Lucas Piper busted for alleged arson at home of people he met at String Cheese Incident concert

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Big photos and more below.
Update: Last week, we told you about the search warrant out for Lucas Piper, 22, who allegedly attempted to burn down a Lakewood home filled with people he'd met at the previous evening's String Cheese Incident concert at Red Rocks; see our previous coverage below. Authorities thought Piper might have shaved off his beard and cut his hair in order to evade capture -- and they were half-right. After being taken into custody, he posed for a mug shot showing his locks still in place but his face covered only by stubble. Get more details below.

As we reported, Piper and a companion, Rachel Lewin, are said to have attended the July 26 SCI show on the Rocks. There, they met a number of people through a mutual acquaintance and were invited to a post-show party at a duplex on the 12300 block of West Viewpoint Drive in Lakewood.

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The 12300 block of West Viewpoint Drive in Lakewood.
Some time during the early morning hours of July 27, according to the aforementioned arrest warrant, Piper got into an argument over drugs. He's said to have declared that he would burn down the residence. Then, shortly after he and Lewin split, flames started on the porch.

The fire did considerable damage to the property and resulted in one minor injury.

Lewin was caught almost immediately, but Piper managed to scamper away. But after police shared around his photo, and noted that he was wanted for first-degree arson and nine counts of attempted murder (the number corresponding to the combined total of people in the duplex), he didn't remain free for long.

A news release from the Lakewood Police Department reveals that a tip from someone who apparently recognized him for the pic led to his arrest late Friday.

Here's a larger look at his booking photo, followed by our previous coverage.

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Lucas Piper.
Continue for our previous coverage of Lucas Piper and the post-String Cheese Incident concert arson in Lakewood.

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Mark Rugburn
Mark Rugburn

Hey man, come back to my house and smoke with us... Ewwwwwww

Bobbi Love Taylor
Bobbi Love Taylor

He was messing around with poi oil which is what he used to set the house in flames.

Angie Russell
Angie Russell

I thought that was le herp as well.. But I'm thiking it's a burn from when he started the house on fire. They said they thought he had burned his beard..

Savannah Gwidt
Savannah Gwidt

You mean viral on your page, right?? I've seen this dude's face at least three times now thanks to Westword. I understand you crave clicks on your sight but c'mon guys.

David Zordan
David Zordan

Never go with a hippie to a second location...

Morgan Mock
Morgan Mock

ha I knew Rachel would let luke drag her down she always has been stupid enough to do everything for him ha that makes me laugh

Morgan Mock
Morgan Mock

hippies are a thing of the past. now "hippies" is just a fad

Morgan Mock
Morgan Mock

Luke also smashed my Volvo window, police didn't do shit about it. of course. It was out of their district ha or some bull shit

Alex Katz
Alex Katz

No down in west wash park. The camping cops showed me the same photo that the WW has. He drove a beat up Jeep Cherokee.

Morgan Mock
Morgan Mock

wait did u live off of xanthia.... the apt that got raided

Morgan Mock
Morgan Mock

This was one of my best friends, my x bfs best friend and partner of crime. I use to claim to love this guy, wore his friedship ring he bought at red rocks, I cant believe this happened, what caused this

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Piper and Lewin were invited to the house and the concert by someone all of them knew who never showed up.""

Aha !! ... paging Truther Conspiracy Kooks ...

Patrick O'Reilly
Patrick O'Reilly

In any event, it's totally consistent with the creepy Che Guevara look.

Alex Katz
Alex Katz

This dude lived in the unit next to me for the past six or seven months. The police were camped out in front of my house over night. What a dick.

Covana
Covana

First off do not invite someone that will not give you their real name to you home. Secondly if the guy starts arguing and being threatening call the fucking cops. Give me a break. Wooks

Tommy Romero
Tommy Romero

Its bullshit to think that hippies, festival people etc are mellow. I have met some hippies more violent then some bikers. True Shit!

Kate Steak
Kate Steak

There is no "typical string cheese fan"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Morgan Mock ... jealous much?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Morgan Mock ...

HipTip: Poor Mating Choices = Darwinism in Action

hth.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Patrick O'Reilly ... when did Che sport dreds ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Alex Katz ... hide your dope!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Covana ... and how -- exactly -- would you know whether it is their "real" name?

Would you not let Englebert Humperdink into your home?


HippiesBotherMe
HippiesBotherMe

@Tommy Romero True that. I used to live up in Vermont and the hippies up there are not all 'mellow' as the stereotype portrays....I wouldn't call them 'violent' but they were definitely assholes...Hippies bother me......

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Tommy Romero Interesting. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks for the post, Tommy. 

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Tommy Romero Never stand between hippies and  their drugs.  They go feral.

Covana
Covana

@DonkeyHotay @Covana I didn't say let anyone in your home. I said if someone purposely will not give you a real name then that raises a red flag is all...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Covana ... and how would you know whether the name they gave you is "real" or not?

Be specific, and show your work.

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