- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

FREEHOOLD, N.J. (AP) - It’s a legal victory for an Ohio man after a day at a New Jersey beach ended with his arrest and $106 fine for disorderly conduct.

Charles Placa, his wife and their 24-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, went to Bradley Beach in 2013. The consulting engineer from Milford, Ohio, tried to get the key for the wheelchair ramp so he could wheel his daughter onto the sand.

Placa testified he went to a beach hut, opened the door and asked for the key. But the 72-year-old cashier thought Placa was breaking in.

A judge on Friday found Placa was not hostile and not guilty of disorderly conduct.

Placa tells the Asbury Park Press (https://on.app.com/16nU1N1 ) there was nothing he was guilty of.



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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, https://www.app.com

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