PA Police Arrest Man Wearing Inmate Costume

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DONORA, Pennsylvania ~ (Observer-Reporter) ~ A suspect dressed in an inmate costume for Halloween found himself in a real jail uniform after he was arrested.

22-year-old Gregory Moon, from Charleroi, was still wearing the black-&-white striped jumpsuit when he appeared before District Judge Mark Wilson for allegedly possessing a stolen handgun. He was remanded over to Washington County Jail on a $250,000 bond, according to court records, and his costume was replaced with a bright orange jumpsuit, which is standard issue in most modern custody facilities.

Police were called to an apartment complex at around 2:45am on Monday, October 31st for a reported disturbance and a car stuck in front of the apartments. When they arrived on the scene, Moon’s roommate, Anthony James “Jinx” Law, fled from the unit, leading cops on a foot chase. Law stumbled, allowing the officer to use a taser and pepper spray to handcuff Law. During this time, Moon was reportedly in costume and standing in the door of the apartment telling the officer to release Law before using profanity and insulting the officer.

After Moon was taken into custody, police determined the stuck car belonged to him. A pistol, stolen in Lincoln Borough, was found on the passenger seat. Both men were arrested and Moon is charged on Tuesday with disorderly conduct, harassment, possessing a firearm without a license, possession of an instrument of a crime and receiving stolen property. Law is charged with flight to avoid apprehension and disorderly conduct, and was also jailed on a $250,000 bond. Both suspects have had ties to gang violence in Donora and neighboring Monessen; Moon was arrested in 2009 in connection with the shooting of two teens in Monessen and Law was sentenced that same year for his role in a triple shooting in Donora.

Photo credit: Washington County Jail

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