Update: Zachary Meints, sex offender, says he was stabbed a second time in nine days

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Update: It's déjà vu all over again. Earlier this month, we reported about the reported stabbing of Zachary Meints, a former youth hockey coach who pleaded guilty to Internet sexual exploitation a couple of years back after he was caught sending explicit texts to teen players. See our previous coverage below.

Now, Meints says he's been stabbed a second time. The claim suggests Meints is being stalked -- if it's true, that is. Here's the latest.

Back in 2011 and 2012, we reported that Meints, a volunteer coach for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, a team composed of players age fifteen and under, had been busted for highly dubious texts -- like challenging his charges to "masturbation races" and then asking his fellow competitors to send him photos proving that they'd completed the course.

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The Lafayette home of Zachary Meints's parents, as seen in 9News coverage.
Then, on March 31, Meints reported that he'd been stabbed by a mysterious, black-clad man as he arrived home at his parents' place in Lafayette, where he's been living.

The following crime was still under investigation when, just over a week later, Meints told authorities he'd been stabbed again.

This time, according to the Boulder Police Department, Meints said the attack took place on the 2100 block of Pine Street. As you'll notice in the following interactive graphic (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), the location is a residential section of Boulder within view of Whittier International Elementary School.


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Meints told the BPD that he was walking in the neighborhood around 3 p.m. yesterday, April 8, when an unknown man stabbed him in the stomach with a folding knife and then fled -- and if anyone else saw the attack, a department rep doesn't make note of it. Afterward, Meints, who says he tried to pepper spray the assailant but thinks he missed, drove himself to a local hospital.

The wound itself is not thought to be serious.

The description of the suspect shared by the BPD is vague: a five-feet-ten-inch, 175-pound white male of medium build and unknown age wearing a black-and-white bandanna over his face and a long-sleeve black shirt.

The department adds that investigators "do not believe there is a threat to public safety" -- perhaps due to their theory that Meints was specifically targeted, or maybe because they think he's making the whole thing up. Apropos of the latter, 9News leads off its latest update with anchor Kyle Clark implying that either what happened is flat-out bizarre or a hoax by someone with a desperate need to be seen in a sympathetic light.

Here's the 9News piece, followed by our previous coverage.

Continue to read our coverage of Zachary Meints's previous stabbing claim, including photos and video.

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Aj Gillman
Aj Gillman

he wouldn't be seen at all if you just ignored him and didn't post this lol

John Pinnick
John Pinnick

Dear Stabber, Keep stabbing. Thanks, Wanna Be Stabber.

Justin Stoner
Justin Stoner

no i just enjoy the ignorant and re-tarted..its amazing how lame you people are ..and if this guy is a real sex offender then it should be eye for an eye.... so yeah i don't care ..he should have been executed immediately after his conviction...the problem is the government, it hates Americans and our Constitution...so filth like this is free to roam and hurt people has long has the cops,courts,and District Attorney's make a dime then O well... O and fuck you Andre ....

Soren McCarty
Soren McCarty

Hoax, but either way as long as he get's Stabbed it's for the best

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Damn...I knew I was early when I drove by Monday...

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

it's interesting how u allude to the Austin Sigg atrocity, given that before his infamous act, he had no prior criminal record. ergo, not even the most comprehensive of registries would have saved that child.

Erica Rosenthal
Erica Rosenthal

I am not going to sit here and argue with you people. I am just glad not to be as judgmental and hateful as you. It sickens me that you think someone should be killed instead of rehabilitated. Do we not believe in helping people anymore? Are we all that jaded and vengeful?

Bruce Nunnally
Bruce Nunnally

Now, I have more. He parked his car and got out and was just out walking in a neighborhood where he clearly does not live. Right so far. On his random walk he was stabbed, by the elementary school where he, as a CONVICTED SEXUAL PREDITOR is not to be near or even close by as a CONVICTED SEXUAL PREDITOR! (a violation of terms of parole/crime).

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

Good! Hope he gets stabbed again and his balls cut off

Bruce Nunnally
Bruce Nunnally

I'm sorry Erica Rosenthal, maybe a typo or auto correct on your phone typed that stalking, following someone is "just as illegal, as a sex crime. A sexual preditor, maybe a child boy or girl, maybe downloading images of young kids on the internet to do whatever they do, or maybe a sex crime against an unwilling adult. Maybe he is outside your window right now!

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

He's a sex offender he has no rights and so what if his face gets plastered everywhere..someone will maybe see him and finish the job.

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

someone finish the job on this prick would ya

jetrobodine
jetrobodine

notice location of supposed 2nd stabbing -- ID'd as damn close to Whittier elementary.  Now why would herr meints be hanging there?  Sex offending pederast free to walk anywhere but gawd-damn stupid to be hanging 'bout a school.  This dude is damn dumb & deserving.

Paula Abolafia
Paula Abolafia

doesn't matter, at least he's paying the price he should take it like a man or die like one.

esimmons2000
esimmons2000

Seems erica (fake name?) just a tad too eager to defend this creep.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

Sounds like someone's (puts on sunglasses) not getting the point.

JimTom
JimTom

Someone should use a gun next time.

Laura Chrisler-Matheney
Laura Chrisler-Matheney

He is a sex offender.... So he has to register... His face, vehicle, address and picture of his home are all on line to see because HE IS A PREDATOR! He lost the power to hide amount us when started preying on our children like an animal... I really do not feel bad for him. Btw.... There are more sex offenders Mr. Stalker guy! Check out the Jessica Ridgeway neighborhood..... Hint, hint....

Erica Rosenthal
Erica Rosenthal

So let's just say that someone is stalking him (which is also just as illegal) and attacking him (again also illegal) why on Earth do you think it's okay to put pictures up of him home and not only that but it's his PARENTS home. I forget the part of this story where they did anything to deserve having pictures of their house plastered up for everyone to see. Yet again you are tacky and disgusting and not actually reporting news. I guess I also forgot that being a vigilante is acceptable behavior. Just because you don't like someone that doesn't give you the right to stalk, stab, torture them. You suck Westword.

SickFreaks
SickFreaks

Probably a pissed off father taking revenge. All too many judges now-a-days protect pedophiles while throwing the book at other non-violent petty offenders. The only people this makes sense to is other pedophiles (judges).

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Look on the mindless, sociopathic comments from fb and despair.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

Why is he a sex offender? Crime against kids?? Then stab away.

Bruce Nunnally
Bruce Nunnally

IF this chmo is really being stalked, tey are not doing a good enough job of taking care of business!

Jason Breault
Jason Breault

Good for him look um up throw away the key scum

Erica Rosenthal
Erica Rosenthal

A house is Robbed and you think it's a good idea to post the address and a picture? Real fucking small you dumbshits. Why don't you leave the Meints family alone and go back to lame articles about pot.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

@SickFreaks Doubtful. If that were actually the case, the weapon would have been a gun, baseball bat, golf club or tire iron. Not a pocketknife.

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