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James Holmes

Denied Gun Range Membership 3 Weeks Ago

7/22/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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James Holmes applied for a membership at a gun range in Colorado last month but never became a member because the range's owner was spooked by his voicemail message. 

Holmes emailed an application to join the Lead Valley Range in Byers on June 25, the range's owner, Glenn Rotkovich, told Fox News.

But when Rotkovich called him back, he says Holmes' voicemail was "incoherent, just bizarre, really bizarre -- slurring words, but he didn’t sound drunk, just strange -- I could make out 'James' somewhere in it."

Rotkovich says he told the staff that if Holmes were to show up at the range, that the staff should get him immediately. He says he always likes to meet applicants before accepting them, and Holmes' application was particularly devoid of personal information.

On Holmes' application, he checked off boxes saying he was not prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition; had not been convicted of any domestic violence offense and was not facing pending felony criminal charges or domestic offenses.

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