Published: January 19, 2012 | News Blog | 971 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.
At 9:31 a.m., a woman called from the 11000 block of Wolf Road to report someone blew up a mailbox across from her house during night.
The former frontman for Phish, Ernest "Trey" Anastasio was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of medications not prescribed in his name. In December 2006, Whitehall, New York, authorities found Xanax, Percocet, and Hydrocodone in Anastasio's possession during a traffic stop a few miles from the Vermont border. In addition to the criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated (drugs) charges, Anastasio was cited for driving without a license.