CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Two out-of-state men have been charged after one of them allegedly punched an Amtrak conductor during a stop in western Pennsylvania.

Connellsville police say Chadd Mason, 22, of White Plains, Md. and Valentino Richardson, 27, of Washington, D.C. were arrested when the train stopped Monday night about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Online court records do not list attorneys for either man, and The Associated Press could not immediately locate listed telephones for them Wednesday, a day after they posted bond to get out of the Fayette County Prison.

The conductor told police that both men were drinking on the train and became unruly. The conductor says Mason punched him when he tried to subdue the passenger.

Mason is charged with simple assault, delaying the train and public drunkenness, among other crimes. Richardson faces similar charges, except for assault.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. sillyman michaels says:

    you will never fix stupid

    1. ARNOLD says:

      I AGREE……….

  2. Mr.Valentino Richardson says:

    Hey sillyman and arnold, this is Valentino Richardson, and first i’d like to applaud your cowardly efforts towards humor, but try this on for size. Im free right now,after we paid 20,000 dollars for bond. Cash. When was the last time you saw that much cash. Im thinking never. Your right, stupid may never be fixed, but Money solves all ailments. Hahaha. Good day!

  3. KottaMan says:

    Valentino, you are a typical arrogant a-hole from the District. Trash. Probably from S.E. too.

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