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Man arrested after exposing himself at Oakland bus stop

| Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Daniel Marchese

Daniel Marchese had a bad day Monday; it wasn't much better for the University of Pittsburgh police officers who arrested him.

When police arrived at the busy Oakland intersection of Centre and Melwood avenues shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Marchese, 51, was sitting in his tan Buick 4-door, nodding in and out of consciousness, according to a criminal complaint.

His sweatpants were down around his thighs, revealing both his pink lingerie and his exposed penis to a crowd at the bus stop where the car — still running and in drive — had come to a stop, Officer Michael Talvola wrote.

A paramedic flagged down by the crowd put the car in park and the keys on the roof, and police attempted to rouse Marchese, according to the complaint.

Marchese allegedly became combative, prompting Talvola to remove him from the car and handcuff him.

Talvola wrote in the criminal complaint, “When asked if he had identification (Marchese) said, “How about (expletive) you ...”

Two other officers arrived, and while they tried to keep Marchese from stumbling into traffic, he suddenly went limp and became dead weight, according to the complaint. Once lowered to the ground, he tried kicking officers and rolling into traffic.

While officers walked Marchese to the patrol car, Marchese continually kicked backward toward Talvola, hitting him three times in the abdomen, according to the complaint.

Once in the car, Marchese began kicking the window glass and, later, banging his head off the glass — all the while screaming racial slurs, according to police.

A fourth and fifth officer arrived and used leg shackles and a restraint belt to contain Marchese, according to the complaint. They put a painter's mask over Marchese's mouth to keep him from spitting on officers.

Police found an open bottle of Jack Daniel's beside the driver's seat and two firearms in the trunk of Marchese's Buick, which police learned was stolen 90 minutes earlier from South Millvale Avenue, according to the complaint.

“Just wait till I get my AK,” Marchese allegedly told Talvola at the university police station, according to the complaint. “You're going to see what happens then.”

When a field sobriety test was attempted, Marchese responded with, “Go (expletive) yourself.” He gave the same answer when asked if he would consent to a blood test, according to the complaint.

Marchese is charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, open lewdness, driving under the influence, a summary open container citation and weapons violations.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14, Valentine's Day.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at mguza@tribweb.com.

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