Parker Man Allegedly Threatens to “Shoot a Cop,” Exposes Himself at Local Bar

crime-newsEAST BRADY, Pa. (EYT) – A Parker man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened a police officer and exposed himself.

According to a criminal complaint, around 1:20 a.m. on August 6, New Bethlehem Borough Police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed along Kelly’s Way in East Brady and followed it into a business parking lot to attempt a traffic stop.

While the driver of the vehicle went into the business, the passenger, identified as Butch Andrew Wiencek, 29, of Parker, allegedly came back to the police vehicle and used foul language and refused to get into his own vehicle, the complaint states.

Wiencek allegedly entered the business and obtained several items without paying for them in full and commented to an employee that he was “going to shoot that cop.” The employee texted this information to the officer, the complaint indicates.

After the driver and Wiencek returned to their vehicle, the officer collected their driver’s licenses, and Wiencek allegedly “kept opening the vehicle door and had to be told not to do so again and again.” Wiencek allegedly told the officer to “calm down” and to “shoot him,” the complaint continued.

At this time, the officer received the text from the employee and called backup and waited for Pennsylvania State Police and Officer Peck to arrive, the complaint states.

While waiting, another person approached the officer to report Wiencek had allegedly been exposing himself in a nearby bar. Two women said Wiencek allegedly would not stop exposing himself to them, so they told him to leave the bar, according to the complaint.

Based on the above information, Officer Spencer, of the New Bethlehem Police Department, requested a warrant of arrest be issued for Butch Wiencek.

According to online court documents, Wiencek was arraigned at 3:30 a.m. on August 6 before District Judge Jeffrey Miller.

He faces the following charges in District Court 18-03-04:

  • Terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, first-degree misdemeanor
  • Disorderly conduct which is hazardous or physically offensive, third-degree misdemeanor
  • Indecent exposure, second-degree misdemeanor
  • Retail theft taking merchandise, summary

Bail was set at $1,000.00 Unsecured.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on August 25 with Judge Miller presiding.

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