Pennsylvania man swaps inmate costume for inmate uniform
Reuters US Online Report Domestic News
Nov 03, 2011 13:12 EDT
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania man who wore a prisoner costume for Halloween was forced to swap it for a real inmate’s uniform when he was arrested for having a stolen handgun, authorities said on Thursday.
Gregory Moon, 22, of Charleroi, Pennsylvania was arrested early on Tuesday after police discovered a pistol in his car outside a house in Donora, Pennsylvania, where a large number of people had gathered, court documents said.
Moon, who wore a black-and-white striped prisoner’s costume, allegedly shouted insults at police after they used a Taser and pepper spray in the arrest of another man, the documents said.
Moon was charged with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, disorderly conduct and other offenses.
After he was arraigned, he was taken to a Washington County jail where he was made to change into an orange inmate’s outfit, police and jail officials said.
(Reporting by Daniel Lovering; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Jerry Norton)
Source: Reuters US Online Report Domestic News