Man accused of threatening teens with gun at Devil's Bowl Speedway

WEST HAVEN, Vt. (WCAX) A Castleton man is accused of threatening three teenagers with a semi-automatic pistol at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven on Saturday.

Just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Vermont state police say Michael Bruno, 48, of Castleton, swore at and pointed a gun at three 17-year-olds.

Bruno is the owner of the track. A spokesman for Devil's Bowl Speedway offered no comment, only that Bruno denies the charges.

According to police, Bruno knowingly restrained the teens under circumstances that exposed them to a risk of serious bodily injury. He's accused of threatening them and kidnapping them.

Bruno faces two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated disorderly conduct, first-degree unlawful restraint, kidnapping and extortion. He is being held at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail. He will be in court on Monday.