Wilkinsburg Councilman Allegedly Gives Woman Black Eye

WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A local councilman is charged with punching a woman.

Wilkinsburg police were called to Carl Lewis’ home Sunday night. He is the alleged victim’s landlord and friend.

KDKA’s Kym Gable reports it all started as a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit at Lewis’ home, but turned into assault charges.

Michaelann Dilorio was visiting Lewis with her boyfriend and two kids. She says Lewis snapped when she reached for a shot of vodka that Lewis apparently didn’t want her to have.

“He started calling me all kind of names and like I said, he grabbed me by my head, he was punching me,” Dilorio said. “You can feel the knots on my head and you can see all right in here he punched me in the side of my face and closed fist punched me right in the eye.”

Dilorio says he dragged her down the steps and slammed her into a fence outside. Besides the black eye, she has bruises and scrapes on her head, arms and ankle. She says her kids witnessed the assault.

“And my boyfriend tried to get him off of me, but like I said, we were in the stairwell and it’s too skinny,” she said.

Police arrived and broke up the fight. They charged Lewis with simple assault.

Dilorio says she’s moving out of the home she rents from Lewis and hopes he is ousted from his council seat.

KDKA’s Kym Gable went to Lewis’ home, but no one answered the door.

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  • Alferd Packer

    “Michaelann Dilorio was visiting Lewis with her boyfriend and two kids”
    Her boyfriend was also there and did nothing? What kind of man is he?

  • The Truth

    Who does shots of vodka with their kids around?

    Repeat after me like usual…TRASH!

  • Conscious

    @ Alfred and Truth. I love how you focus on the victim. How about the fact that a man beat a woman no matter what led to it a so called man beat a woman, how about making a comment about that, unless you beat woman and that makes you TRASH….

  • Dan

    If this guy was a cop, or firefighter he would have been put on leave then fired. Why isnt he treated the same? He is a public servant and hitting women is wrong!

  • Ryan

    He’s a democrat so he will not lose his seat. They will make excuses.

  • Ian Miller

    What do u say tom the woman with 2 black eyes…nothing she should have listened the 1st time. What a surprise trash living in Wilkinsburg!

  • JOSE


  • Salem graduate

    THey wanna know why hes so fly, a chick asked him for a ring and he put one around her Whole Eye ! LLO

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