KITTANNING (KDKA) — A local boxer already in trouble for allegedly throwing a woman to the ground, is now accused of causing more mayhem on the same day.
According to a criminal complaint, Paul Spadafora pulled a knife on a Sheetz employee in Kittanning.
It allegedly happened on Apr. 4 around 8 p.m. at a store on State Route 422.
The manager of the Sheetz, Kristin Marie Brink, told officers that Spadafora had been “in and out” of the store and that she believed his car was broken down.
She continued to explain that the man became belligerent with her and that she could not understand what he was saying.
That is when Spadafora allegedly approached the counter with a blueberry muffin in one hand and a tactical knife in the other, and began screaming at Brink.
“Every time I’ve ever purchased a muffin, I would get butter or perhaps some kind of cream cheese, and naturally there’s a knife. I don’t find that part unusual,” said Spadafora’s lawyer Phil DiLucente.
When police arrived, she reportedly provided surveillance footage of the incident.
When authorities tried to speak with Spadafora, he was belligerent and “kept advising officers ‘I am not gay,'” according to the criminal complaint.
The man was described as having bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.
Spadafora was released to his mother and advised that charges would be filed.
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