Man wanted in connection with several crimes in Fayette Co. arrested



FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - A man is facing dozens of charges following what state police called a crime spree in Fayette County.

David Leslie Klippi Jr. is accused of robbing a Dairy Queen, a PNC bank and a gas station in North and South Union townships, state police said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Klippi, 39, allegedly stole a vehicle from a Sunoco in Uniontown on July 4 and then tried to use a credit card in the vehicle at the Kmart in South Union, according to police. Police said he then robbed the Dairy Queen in North Union.

On July 5, Klippi robbed the Exxon on Route 51 in North Union, according to police.

In addition, police said, Klippi stole a vehicle and money from a female customer at the Best for Less store in North Union on July 5.

Authorities said they identified the suspect after receiving a number of tips from the public.

Channel 11’s Joe Holden was there as Klippi was led from the barracks to a police car to face arraignment on the charges.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.