MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man is facing multiple charges after police say he tried to break into a home while dressed as and impersonating a firefighter.
The incident happened Saturday evening when officers were called to a home in a Mt. Pleasant Township.READ MORE: Local Pediatricians Offer Health Advice For Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween
The suspect, 33-year-old Charles Beiter of Delmont, is facing multiple charges.
According to police, the homeowner told officers he confronted the suspect who was dressed in firefighter’s gear and was identifying himself as a “firefighter on duty.”READ MORE: Ohio Messes Up New Wright Brothers License Plate Design
After trying to get into a detached garage, police say Beiter took off, later spotted by some neighbors while stealing from their car.
At one point, police say Beiter was streaming on Facebook Live around the time of the incidents.
Police were able to identify him from home surveillance video. They eventually pulled him over and arrested him.
He reportedly told police he wanted to get arrested and was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.MORE NEWS: Study Says Water Is Pennsylvania's Biggest Phobia
He was taken to the Westmoreland County Prison.