Pa. man say crash into car dealer was an accident

AP News
|
Posted: Nov 17, 2011 9:05 AM
Pa. man say crash into car dealer was an accident

A Pennsylvania man charged with intentionally ramming his truck into the front of a car dealership says the crash was an accident.

Robert Snatchko Jr. tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/uDKLoe) that he thought his truck was in park when he got out to extinguish a cigarette in front of Vasko Dodge on Tuesday. He says the truck rolled slowly into the front of the building.

Police say Snatchko intentionally rammed his Dodge Ram 1500 pickup into the Washington County dealership because he was upset a roadside assistance program didn't cover him when his keys were locked inside the truck.

Investigators say Snatchko threatened to crash the truck into the glass-fronted building during a phone call Monday.

Snatchko tells WTAE he's not a "monster." A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22.

___

Information from: WTAE-TV, http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com