Police Log: Kids Shoot Air Soft Pellets at Car, Public Drunkenness
The following was reported by the Lower Moreland Police Department.
Oct. 12 – Public Drunkenness
- 600 block of Welsh Rd.
Police responded to CVS Pharmacy at Welsh Road for a suspicious male who was walking in the street trying to solicit a ride home. A witness told police that the male, who was identified as Nicholas Massari, 34, of Philadelphia, got into a verbal altercation with a driver.
When police arrived on scene Massari was carrying an open pint container of Jocquin’s vokda. He told police he “only drank a pint” of the vodka and he was not drunk. Massari told police that the argument between him and the motorist was over him allegedly falling onto the driver’s car while it was stopped.
Massari submitted a PBT which showed a .147% BAC. Massari said he ended up in Huntingdon Valley after he fell asleep on the SEPTA bus and was asked to get off the bus.
A search of Massari revealed a hypodermic needle, which he admitted was used to inject heroin. He was cited for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness.
Oct. 13 – Township Ordinance
- 500 block of Philips Rd.
A resident called LMPD to report that someone was shooting some sort of gun at his car as he heard ping sounds ring off the side of his car while parked on Long Lane. He called 911, but then hung up as he immediately saw someone shooting at his vehicle. He stated there was no damage to his car but wanted to talk to the shooters.
Police met up with three teenagers who admitted they were shooting plastic pellets from an air soft gun they borrowed from one of the kids’ 15-year-old brother. The kids said they were shooting at a bush and did not realize the car was sitting there. They did not realize the pellets were going through the bush and making contact with the car. Police warned the kids about the township ordinance regarding projectiles and advised the kids to speak with their parents about the dangers of their actions.