Local Woman Recounts Encounter With Constable
PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Erika Slusar, of Penn Hills, says she was pushed by a constable who smashed a sliding glass door and then pulled a gun on her.
He was looking for Slusar’s boyfriend, who is wanted on traffic violations.
Slusar says when she refused to let the constable inside her home, he tried kicking down the front door and when that didn’t work, she says he went around back and shattered a sliding door to get inside.
She claims the constable pulled a gun on her inside the home and that her 9-year-old stepson witnessed some of the encounter.
She tried to tape it using her cellphone camera, but the constable took it away.
Constable Alan Harff tells a different story. He says he went into the home because he saw 29-year-old Darrick Pryor go into the house.
Harff says he did not kick the glass door but merely pushed on it and it broke.
He also says he did not pull a gun on Slusak, but instead had a gun out because he thought a wanted man could be hiding inside.
Harff says Erika Slusak could wind up facing charges for not cooperating.