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Man accused of breaking into tavern, opening beer tells officers, ‘I was thirsty'



CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. - Castle Shannon police arrested a burglary suspect Tuesday morning accused of breaking into a tavern and opening a cold beer.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the Castle Tavern on Library Road when the alarm went off just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Detectives who arrived at the tavern said they saw a broken window and a motion sensor had been activated in the dining room of the establishment.

Authorities said the officer set up a perimeter and after less than five minutes James Ohanlon, 54, emerged from the building and was immediately detained.

Officers located a metal bar inside the tavern that they said was apparently used to break the window and open a beer from the bar.

According to police, Ohanlon told the officers that he was thirsty.