Published: January 19, 2012 | News Blog | 933 Clicks
Police say a man tried to rob a western Pennsylvania gambling parlor by threatening to spread a staph infection.
Police say 41-year-old Fred Parker, walked into Lucky's Internet Cafe in Sharon on Monday night and began touching the walls and gambling machines, claiming he has MRSA - a serious staph infection that resists antibiotics.
Parker was arraigned by District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon, and taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.
A caller reported a man running naked through a store on Walden Avenue while another man was videotaping him.
Jamal Barrow, a protege of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs also known as Shyne, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in April 2002 for assault, gun possession, and reckless endangerment in connection with a December 1999 shooting in a New York City nightclub. Barrow will be eligible for parole from the Clinto Correctional Facility in 2009. Combs, Barrow's codefendant, was acquitted of weapons charges during the Manhattan trial.