Police: Drunken man ticketed during ‘Skate with a Cop’ event

The Associated Press
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania officers participating in a “Skate with a Cop” fundraiser at a roller rink had to take a break from the fun to deal with a drunken man who was falling over and running into other skaters.

The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department says officers asked the 31-year-old to leave, and he became belligerent.

Officers then cited him for public drunkenness, but say he tore up the citation and threw it on the ground.

Police say they then issued a citation for scattering rubbish and disorderly conduct.

They say he told them he was drinking before the event and saw all the police vehicles outside Skateaway and wanted to show his support.

The fundraiser was organized to honor local and state police. Money raised will be used to purchase shields for officers in Luzerne County.