- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A man who allegedly threatened car dealership employees after dumping a bucket of cash over his head has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

That decision on Thursday means 53-year-old Perry Semelsberger, of Patton, must now stand trial or work out a plea agreement on charges including terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

Defense attorney John Kalenish declined comment on the bizarre case that police say began when Semelsberger walked into Courtesy Motor Sales in Logan Township on Aug. 25.

After showering himself with $39,000 in cash, Semelsberger allegedly stuffed some money into the dress of a female worker, gave other money away then pulled a gun and threatened to blow up the dealership. Police say that happened after Semelsberger accused a worker of “shorting” him while Semelsberger tried to buy a vehicle.

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