PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Police have charged a man with drunken driving and fighting with the officers who allegedly found him semi-conscious behind the wheel of a car while wearing pink lingerie.
Investigators say 51-year-Daniel Marchese, of Highland Park, was also exposing himself when University of Pittsburgh campus police arrived to find him in the running car. They say he was going in and out of consciousness in the car, which was sitting in the middle of the busy Center Avenue intersection in Oakland Monday afternoon.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports Over 10,000 New Cases
Police say Marchese was also wearing pink lingerie under his sweatpants, which were partially off.
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Police say they found an open bottle of whiskey and two guns in the car, and that Marchese kicked, yelled expletives at officers and threatened them saying, “Just wait ’til I get my AK” – referring to an assault rifle.READ MORE: First Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed In Pennsylvania
“The man was in his car, like pleasuring himself, with a bottle of Jack Daniels on top of the car,” said Ashley Coleman, a witness. “It was just very disturbing, kids were walking across the street, it was a mess.”
As for the car Marchese was driving, officials say it had been stolen earlier in the day Monday from a storage facility on South Millvale Avenue.
Marchese is facing a dozen charges including aggravated assault, indecent assault, open lewdness, DUI and carrying a firearm without a license.Pittsburgh Native Mark Cuban Buys Small Texas Town
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