Olympic Gold Medalist Skier Picabo Street Arrested for Allegedly Pushing Father Down Stairs
Street is facing domestic abuse charges
Olympic skier Picabo Street, who won an Olympic gold medal in the 1998 and a silver medal in 1994, was arrested for allegedly pushing her 76-year-old father down two flights of stairs in December, PEOPLE confirms.
The arrest allegedly came after an argument between Street and her father turned physical at Street’s Park City, Utah, home, according to a probable cause statement from the Summit county Sheriff’s office obtained by PEOPLE.
The alleged argument began when Roland Street, Picabo’s father, bumped his car into the home while leaving the residence, the statement says. After Picabo allegedly became angry,
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Picabo allegedly became angry, and, subsequently, Roland allegedly pulled Picabo’s hair. Picabo allegedly retaliated by pushing him down the stairs and locking him in the basement, the probable cause statement says.
On a recording of Picabo’s 911 call, which was obtained by PEOPLE, she tells the operator, “My father just tried to attack me in my own house in front of my children because he’s trying to get the car out of my driveway and ran into my house.”
“I put him down the stairs,” Picabo says when the operator asks if everything has calmed down.
When the operator tells to her hold on while she requests help, Picabo can be heard arguing in the background with her mother: “Look what he did to me,” she yells. “He slapped my face!”
Roland allegedly told police that he fell down two flights of stairs and may have hit his head.
Picabo Street is facing charges for domestic violence assault and domestic violence in the presence of children.
At a hearing on Dec, 28, Street pleaded not guilty. She is next due in court on Feb. 16.