Hearing Postponed For Local Security Guard

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The security guard who admitted to making up a story about a driver running him down at a local mall was in court today.

Gregory Lattera kept quiet after his preliminary hearing on assault charges was postponed.

The former Eagle Scout was arrested after officials say he allegedly roughed up John Kaminski, falsely accusing the married father of trying to run the security guard down at the Ross Park Mall Toys ‘R’ Us on Black Friday.

Ross Township police were called in an attempt to assist Lattera and ended up using a Taser on Kaminski before taking him into custody.

However, the alleged incident, according to Ross Township police, was a lie

Lattera told the cops that he was cold, tired and frustrated after directing Black Friday traffic for more than six hours and he took his frustrations out on Kaminski.

The Kaminskis attended the hearing today but declined comment. Lattera did the same.

Lattera remains free on $20,000 bond. He is charged with making a false report to police, impersonating a public servant, assault, unlawful restraint and harassment.

His new preliminary hearing is set for next Wednesday.

  • One small voice

    The Kaminski’s are smelling the lawsuit dollars, the Mall Cop needs a psych exam.

  • Jennifer McElroy Forsyth

    Can’t blame them if they sue. If someone tossed me to the ground and tased me when I didn’t do anything wrong I’d sue too!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think we’re getting the full story here. I know Greg and he is not the type to do something like this without being provoked.

  • slim

    you’re goin’ down,fatboy

  • jones

    sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue suesue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……..you people are morons saying thats the awnser. it doesnt do anything to him besides some jail. the mall and robinson township are the ones paying for it when a lawsuit occurs! In turn to compensate for it taxes may increase or the annual budget will be way less do to the LAWSUIT!

  • Jenn

    I agree with the anonymous poster. Why would he just randomly attack the guy? It sounds like something is being left out.

  • Rj

    Absolutely ridiculous. I would be pressing a lawsuit on this police officer wanna be. I would be furious if a mall “cop” did this to me. Then the poor guy Kaminski gets taken into custody because a lazy ass is too tired to do his job. Lattera is a pathetic joke and should not even be aloud to carry pepper spray while riding up and down on his segway, let alone a taser. Don’t let a mall security officer do a real officers job.

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