CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say two men — including one using a wheelchair and armed with a pellet pistol — broke into a Pennsylvania home and tried to rob the residents.
Connellsville police Chief James Capitos says officers were called about 11:30 p.m. Monday during the incident, and arrived to find 22-year-old Dean Firestone and 25-year-old Asa Thompkins — who uses a wheelchair—in the home, with Thompkins holding one person at gunpoint. The pellet gun resembled a Glock pistol.
Firestone remains in the Fayette County prison on burglary, robbery and other charges, though Thompkins was allowed to remain free on unsecured bond until their preliminary hearing Feb. 26.
Capitos says, “I’ve been here 37 years, I’ve never seen anybody in a wheelchair commit an armed robbery.”
Online court records don’t list defense attorneys.
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