Police: Meadville man causes disturbance at casino | Messages


A Meadville-area man faces a hearing in an Erie County District Court in December on alleged disorderly conduct at the Presque Isle Downs Casino.

Michael V. Feleppa, 44, of 10601 Cutter Road, has been charged with disorderly conduct by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Gaming for the alleged incident at 10:40 p.m. on December 22 at the casino.

Feleppa, an autistic remedial teacher at Meadville Area Senior High School, is the head football coach at Cochranton High School.

According to a press release from state police, Feleppa was observed by casino surveillance urinating himself and then went to a corner of the casino’s sportsbook area to finish urinating on the casino floor.

On December 23, state police in Erie County District Judge Brian McGowan’s office filed a class-action wrongdoing complaint against Feleppa.

According to online court records, a subpoena was served on Feleppa on Dec. 30 by first-class mail.

According to online court filings, Feleppa pleaded not guilty on January 13 this year.

An indictment hearing is scheduled for March 1 before McGowan.

If convicted, Feleppa faces a $50 fine plus $164.25 in court costs and fees, according to the quote.

Contacted Friday, Thomas K. Washington, the superintendent of schools for the Crawford Central School District, said he was unaware of the alleged charges until he was notified by the Tribune.

Washington said the matter was under review but could not comment because it was a personnel issue.


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