- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he risked a catastrophe when he flicked a cigarette lighter near another man who was pumping gasoline.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 27-year-old Andrew Dick, who was arrested Monday.

The Altoona Mirror (https://bit.ly/1NOFHx8 ) reports the charges stem from an incident outside a convenience store Friday night in Logan Township. That’s about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police say a motorist came out of the store to find the suspect drunk and attempting to talk to the motorist’s girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat.

Dick was apparently trying to solicit a ride home and began flicking his lighter when the car’s owner was pumping gas.

Dick is also charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault.

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Information from: Altoona Mirror, https://www.altoonamirror.com


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