— Before this site goes on break I want to make a special mention and thank you to Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino – Public Information Officer for the Manheim Township Police Department. I gave them a hard time for not immediately identifying the man who urinated in the sink and on merchandise at the Starbucks in Target – and after they did name and charge him I didn’t mention it on this site (LNP and all the TV stations ran big with it). The CrimeWatch update is here.
*** In a negotiated plea deal on May 23, 2019, she pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault and was sentenced to one year of probation as a result of the below (click here for the CrimeWatch entry). The other charges were nolle prossed. [Edited to add: I don’t know if it is one or two years of probation as she received one year for each count but her docket does not indicate if they are concurrent or consecutive.]
*** This is the way Kirchner explained the situation leading up to his hand gesture on a GoFundMe page he set up for the “victim” (click here).
IS IT A CRIME?
** While this story was mentioned in passing yesterday on this site, WGAL has video of the hand gesture Kirchner gave (click here). They also have a huge number of comments on their Facebook page under the article and most believe the court erred in their opinion. This story is also getting national attention.
* I was talking to a lawyer several weeks ago. He said, “It doesn’t matter if the Judge sets it at $1.00, $50,000.00 or $200,000.00 – unsecured bail means you are not going to jail!”
GET IT RIGHT, LNP!
The final sentence in the LNP story, “New York man bought, picked up 2 cars from Manheim Auto Auction using account with negative balance: police,” (click here).
No, LNP and reporter Ty Lohr. He is not in Lancaster County Prison – his bail is unsecured! You need to get your facts correct!