So this guy, 18 year old Josef Riley of Conshy, went to buy a couple of bikes in Lansdale and ended up getting arrested when he was accused of assaulting the senior citizen that managed the store. The accused became agitated when he was told he could not go behind the counter to use the store’s computer. He is accused of responding to this admonishment by punching the store manager and making a threat to shoot him.
So police were called and Riley took off down the street. When the police caught him and began fleshing out the story, and he was told of the accusations against him, according to WFMZ, Riley responded with:
“I’m going to go to North Philly, get my gun and shoot him! I’m a Crip!”
Curious as to who this guy is, I looked him up on Facebook and found that he is a newer resident to Conshohocken. Based on what I pieced together, on his and his girlfriend’s Facebook pages, she is from Conshy and he must be living with her.
Checking out his photos on Facebook there are a couple where he is flashing the peace sign and has his head slightly titled back in a menacing gangsta fashion and in one photo is giving the middle finger. Not sure if that confirms his being a Crip.
Riley was hauled before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser and bail was set at $50,000. Riley could not post bail and he was shipped off to Montgomery County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing will be on January 6th.
Riley has five previous criminal incidents and currently has a court hearing on January 11th for two incidents in June and July of 2011 in Skippack. This hearing involves charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief, according to a report by Patch.