Police charge Donora pair with stealing chicken wings
A pizza delivery driver told Donora police he was robbed on his way to deliver chicken wings.
Two suspects quickly were nabbed while eating the wings on a street corner, police said.
Donora police accused Tyler Hall, 18, of 418 Weis Ave., Donora, and Dorian Ellis, 18, of Monessen, of robbing Hal Perry on Tuesday night.
The two men were charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats and loitering/prowling at night.
Police are seeking a third suspect, a 16-year-old Donora male.
Perry, a driver for Italian Village Pizza in Monongahela, flagged down police shortly before 10 p.m. on Short Street.
Perry said three black men wearing hooded sweatshirts confronted him and attempted to steal money, according to a criminal complaint.
Perry claimed the three searched his pants pockets and his vehicle for money, but came up empty, police said.
“He said all they got away with were wings,” Officer Anthony Cancilla said.
Perry told police he didn't know his assailants had a gun until he displayed his own firearm.
At that point, the suspects allegedly took off with wings valued at $17.94 and tossed away a pellet gun, police said.
Perry showed police where the broken pellet gun was thrown to the ground.
Cancilla said police searched the area of Thompson Avenue and Sixth Street and saw men matching Perry's description.
“One had wings in his hand,” Cancilla said of the suspects. “They were eating them.”
As police talked to Hall and Ellis, the juvenile ran away, Cancilla said. Police said the juvenile had not been apprehended as of Wednesday.
Perry identified Hall and Ellis as the alleged robbers after police drove them back to Short Street.
Cancilla said that while driving the suspects to the police station, he saw the wings the juvenile suspect allegedly tossed on the curb at the intersection of Thompson Avenue and Sixth Street.
Hall and Ellis were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Curt Thompson of Bentleyville and sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility, each in lieu of $25,000 straight cash bond. They face preliminary hearings 9:45 a.m. Nov. 27 in Washington County Central Court.
Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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