Police: Man Threatened Mom Over ‘Poison’ Pork

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs.

Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Coffey, of St. Marys, faces a July 2 preliminary hearing on charges of terroristic threats and simple assault.

Coffey’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday to comment on the charges reported by The (Dubois) Courier-Express.

A police complaint says Coffey’s mother and another man were eating steak on June 11 when Coffey “claimed the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion.”

Police say the woman climbed out a bedroom window onto a roof after Coffey pulled the knife, which he allegedly held to the man’s throat before police arrived.

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  • http://www.inquisitr.com/809388/pork-assault-man-accuses-mom-of-poison-by-pork-knife-fight-breaks-out/ Pork Assault: Man Accuses Mom Of Poison By Pork, Knife Fight Breaks Out

    […] CBS Pittsburgh reported that 25-year-old Joshua Coffey attacked his mother Sherri Coffey and her friend Mark Blair on June 11. They were supposedly eating a steak dinner together when Joshua more or less wigged out and decided that he had been served pork. […]

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