ERIE, Pa.-- An Ohio man has been cited for public drunkenness and criminal trespass for a not-so-great effort to commandeer a freight train in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Police sayRobert Nerone Jr., 28, of Jefferson, Ohio, somehow hopped aboard the eastbound CSX train in Ashtabula early Wednesday and moved car to car as the train slowed to a stop in Millcreek Township.
That's in Pennsylvania, just outside of Erie, about 120 miles north of Pittsburgh. Millcreek police Capt. Randy Faipler tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/18fMRJv ) that Nerone reached the train's main engine and banged on the windows, telling the engineer and conductor he was commandeering the train about 3:30 a.m.
Nobody was hurt and nothing was taken from the train. Online court records don't list an attorney for Nerone, who doesn't have a listed phone.