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Santorum Opponents Don’t Support Apple Cider

In Election 2006, Misc., US Politics on September 26, 2006 at 3:34 pm

I am just plain confused by this one from PA’s Times Leader:

WILKES-BARRE – A city man who drove his car through a department store in the Poconos two years ago will be cited after committing another “bizarre” act on Monday which ended when he threw a jug of apple cider at an off-duty police officer, authorities said.

Patrick Tosh, 54, of Barney Street, walked into the Republican headquarters near Boscov’s on South Main Street at about 2 p.m. Monday and shouted profanities while holding a jar of apple cider and a sign that read, “Santorum did nothing for FIMA. He sucks,” according to police and witnesses.

“He started to put down (U.S. Sen.) Rick Santorum … and he demanded that Rick Santorum come to his home for two straight days,” said Joyce Dombroski-Gebhardt, a Republican committeewoman who volunteers at the center, which opened four weeks ago.

“He was going berserk,” said another volunteer, Gina Nevengloski. “He was as red as a fire engine.”

Tosh also demanded that 200 signs for Republican state House candidate Christine Katsock be placed on his lawn, said Dombroski-Gebhardt.

Wilkes-Barre police Lt. Paul Middleton, who was off duty and not in uniform, happened to be inside the headquarters when the incident occurred.

“Paul said, ‘Those are ladies, watch your mouth,’” Dombroski-Gebhardt recalled.

Tosh eventually walked outside the building and began pouring apple cider on the windows, said Dombroski-Gebhardt. When Middleton walked outside to stop him, Tosh threw the apple cider and the jar at the officer and ran.

“His bizarre behavior continues,” said city police Lt. Steven Olshefski.

An officer arrived on a motorcycle and Middleton hopped on, but they couldn’t find Tosh, said Dombroski-Gebhardt. But Olshefski said police know where to find him and he will be charged with summery counts of disorderly conduct, scattering rubbish and harassment. Olshefski noted that Middleton was struck in the leg with the jug and was not injured.

Tosh could not be reached for comment. Olshefski said police received a few calls over the weekend about Tosh “acting silly.”

In 2004, Tosh was arrested after police said he crashed a stolen car through a Target store in Stroud Township, drove around in the store, then drove back out. No one was injured. Police said Tosh was not under the influence. He pleaded no contest to criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and receiving stolen property and in June 2005 was sentenced to nine to 23 months in the Monroe County Correctional Facility and two years of probation, according to court documents. He was also ordered to pay more than $12,000 in fines.

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