Man Accused Of Spraying Tar On People In Scranton In Custody, Chief Says

August 30, 2018

A man was in police custody this morning accused of spraying a group of people with tar over the weekend, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said.

In a text message, Graziano identified the suspect as a man named Michael D’augostino. It was not immediately clear what charges he faces.

The arrest stemmed from an incident early Sunday morning on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue. A group of friends had just left Levels, a bar in downtown Scranton, and became embroiled in a confrontation with a man they did not know.

The confrontation ended with the man spraying their vehicle with tar, burning the arm of Nick Thompson, a member of that group.

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