A Pennsylvania Republican was escorted out of a children’s event after allegedly going berserk and slapping a fellow township commissioner in the face while yelling obscenities in front of the children.
According to local news outlet Tribune-Review, Rostraver Township commissioner John Lorenzo was charged with two counts of harassment or physical contact, disorderly conduct, and an additional harassment charge in connection with a trick-or-treat event on Halloween.
“The defendant did create such an inconvenience to the public that he was escorted out of the area by (the) Rostraver Police Department,” the police report reads.
Lorenzo was already on probation after he was prosecuted earlier this year for creating fake social media accounts and using “burner” phones to harass political opponents and other rivals, according to the report.
In the Halloween incident, the 43-year-old Lorenzo is accused of yelling obscenities, grabbing people by the shoulder, and slapping commissioner Jeffrey Johnson in the face while children were present.
Lorenzo’s attorney disputed the facts presented in the citation and vowed to fight the charges in court.
Read the full report at The Tribune-Review.