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Troopers seek man they say tried to swipe beer sign in New Stanton

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
State police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly attempted to steal a neon Coors Light sign from the Econo Lodge in New Stanton.
State police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly attempted to steal a neon Coors Light sign from the Econo Lodge in New Stanton.

State police in Greensburg seek the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly tried to steal a lighted beer sign from a New Stanton motel.

Police said the attempted theft occurred just after 6 p.m. March 7 in the Econo Lodge lounge.

Troopers said the middle-aged man wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded Pittsburgh Panthers sweatshirt tried to walk off with a neon Coors Light sign.

Troopers said the manager confronted the man, who claimed he had purchased the sign, then fled.

State police said the man surrendered the sign to the manager “with an offer of $20 not to call police.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-832-3288.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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