Ohio man cited for drunken train caper in NW Pa.
Posted: September 13, 2013 - 4:15am

Ohio man cited for drunken train caper in NW Pa.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — 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 say 28-year-old Robert Nerone Jr., of Jefferson, Ohio, somehow hopped aboard the eastbound CSX train in Ashtabula, Ohio 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 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.

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