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Report: Police Say State Sen. Bob Mensch Had Guns in Car

Longtime lawmaker cited for disorderly conduct following incident on I-78.

State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24, was pulled over by Pennsylvania State Police on I-78 in Berks County in March after a motorist saw him holding a gun while driving, according to a report published yesterday in The Morning Call.

Mensch, a self-described sportsman, was cited for disorderly conduct and is scheduled to appear in district court on May 9. He told police he felt threatened by another motorist but did not point the weapon at anyone.

Mensch's district includes Macungie, Emmaus, Easton, Upper Saucon Township, Coopersburg, Williams Township, Salisbury Township, Palmer Township and Springfield Township (Bucks County), among other municipalities.

tonyspdx April 29, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Why is having a gun in a car "disorderly conduct"? This will get tossed out of court, but its sad that its going that far.
Josh Popichak (Editor) April 29, 2011 at 07:03 PM
According to the report he was not cited for the fact that he had guns in the car. He was cited because he allegedly displayed a gun.

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