BUTLER (KDKA) — A robber armed with a sledgehammer apparently wanted just one thing – wedding videos.
Police say Zachery Gallo runs a video production company on Virginia Avenue in Butler where he stored videotapes.
Police were called there after a man, identified as Patrick Risha, Jr., of Belle Vernon, allegedly broke in with a sledgehammer, demanding a video of his sister’s wedding.
Risha’s father, Patrick, Sr., the former superintendent of the West Mifflin School District, walked his daughter down the aisle on the video. He died a week later.
According to the criminal complaint, Patrick Risha, Jr., came in with the sledgehammer, demanding all of the hard drives and computer equipment and footage from the wedding.
The victim says he suggested DVDs of the footage instead. The complaint says Risha told the victim if he had all of the footage he was looking for, that would be the last he would see of him.
A warrant was issued for Risha’s arrest. He’s been charged with robbery, burglary, criminal trespass and terrorist threats.
According to the complaint, he got the video of his late father.