BEAVER, Pa. (KDKA) – State police have arrested Beaver County Sheriff George David on 11 misdemeanor charges, after they say he went on two angry tirades.
Criminal complaints detail two alleged incidents involving Sheriff David.
In one he is accused of pulling a gun on a reporter, and threatening to kill him. In another, he’s accused of telling a campaign volunteer that he would cut off his hands, and eat them.
Read the entire criminal complaint here: (Warning, contains explicit language)
In total, Sheriff David is facing 11 charges that include terroristic threats, simple assault, official oppression, intimidation of witnesses, and recklessly endangering another person.
November 5, 2011 Alleged Incident
The first of the two alleged incidents involving Sheriff David occurred on Nov. 5, 2011.
A re-election campaign volunteer reported to the Democratic campaign headquarters to pick up campaign materials.
Sheriff David was one of those up for re-election and the volunteer approached him to greet him.
As he extended his hand to offer a handshake, David allegedly looked at the volunteer and said, “You mother [expletive], I heard you talk about me, shake my hand, I’ll cut your [expletive] hands off and eat them. I’ll cut your hands off.”
A witness said they heard Sheriff David allegedly yell, “You have the nerve to try to shake my hand.” He then allegedly followed that up with “I’ll cut it off and eat it before I shake your hand, I’ll shove it down your throat.”
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