MANOR, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of disorderly conduct for making a shooting gesture with his hand has lost his bid to have it overturned.
A state appellate court made the ruling Tuesday on the appeal brought by Stephen Kirchner.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
The Manor man made the gesture while walking past a neighbor’s home in June 2018. The man allegedly made an obscene gesture toward Kirchner, who responded with his gesture.
A witness called 911 to report the incident.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Steelers' Season Ends After Blowout Loss To Kansas City Chiefs
The neighbor told authorities he felt “extremely threatened.”
In his appeal, Kirchner argued that his gesture didn’t create a hazardous or physically offensive condition. He also argued that he didn’t intend to cause a public inconvenience because he made the gesture to a specific individual.
Kirchner’s attorney said they won’t appeal the matter further.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Keeps Falling
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