Man Locked up, Accused of Child Luring
PITTSTON — A man is behind bars for allegedly trying to lure a child into his vehicle in Luzerne County.
It happened Friday evening on Mill and North Main Streets in Pittston.
Police said Robert Monaco of Nanticoke approached a group of children on the corner and told a girl to get into his vehicle.
When the children began to walk away, officers said Monaco followed in his vehicle, cursing and threatening them.
The children were able to describe Monaco and give his license plate number.
Police found and arrested him. Authorities said, while Monaco was in a holding cell he smashed a light, and put a piece of glass to his neck, threatening to cut himself. Police said they told Monaco to drop the glass, but he wouldn’t, so they tased him.
Monaco was taken to the hospital, and he is now locked up in the Luzerne County Jail.