By Emily Palm, Denver Private Investigator Blogger
DENVER, Colorado – A Denver Private Investigator is facing a criminal mischief charge following an incident in which he says a woman he was trying to serve with legal papers ran over him – and he has the video to prove it.
Richard Bellizzi, a process server and private investigator, told a Denver television station reporter that he was trying to serve divorce papers to Dr. Oksana Bantley, an anesthesiologist. Bellizzi said Bantley had avoided another process server and appeared to be trying to avoid him.
He spotted her June 24 driving a friend’s car. Bellizzi followed her and when she got caught in traffic on Colorado Boulevard, Bellizzi jumped out of his car and approached Bantley’s car. He held the divorce papers in one hand and a camera in the other hand, which recorded what happened next. The video shows that the driver of the vehicle turned the vehicle to its left, where Bellizzi was standing. The vehicle accelerates. Bellizzi lands on the vehicle’s hood, and hangs on for what he estimates is about 260 feet while the vehicle travels at 30-40 mph. “This is not going to end well,” Bellizzi says he told himself.