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Dormont Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident

A Dormont man allegedly chased two women through the borough in what police say was a road rage incident.

Dormont police have charged a local man with disorderly conduct after an alleged road rage incident in which the man reportedly chased two women through the borough in his car—and then tried to file a complaint against them.

Wayne Falgiani, 60, of Dormont, was charged after the Dec. 19 incident.

Dormont police responded to Slapshots on West Liberty Avenue at 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 19 after a witness called to report that a man was outside, yelling racial slurs and profanity at two women.

The man, later identified as Falgiani, was not on the scene when officers arrived.

According to the police report, the women told the officers they were sitting behind a vehicle on West Liberty Avenue that was stopped in the lane. When the driver honked her car’s horn, Falgiani got out of his car and began screaming at the women.

The women—one of whom was pregnant—told police that when they drove away from the scene, Falgiani got back into his car and proceeded to follow them through the borough, despite their attempts to lose him by making several turns onto neighborhood roads.

The women then said they stopped at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont, hoping they would be safe with more people around. But, they told police, Falgiani stopped there, too, got out of his car and began hitting and punching the women’s car.

The women drove away again and stopped near Slapshots, at which point, they told police, Falgiani again got out of his car, threw his jacket to the ground and began screaming at the women and yelling racial slurs.

At that point, a witness yelled that he was calling police, and Falgiani left the scene in his car, according to the report.

While officers were speaking with the two women near Slapshots, police said Falgiani came to the Dormont Police Department himself and attempted to file a complaint against the two women.

According to the police report, Falgiani later admitted during an interview with police that he did yell at the women and follow them in his car, and that he had approached them outside of Slapshots, citing that he felt a need to defend himself.

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Robert December 24, 2012 at 03:14 PM
So much builtup rage in dormon residents lately. Is it because of the decline of the borough itself? Must be a scary place to live....with all the public intox and roadrage.
MSgt. John DeLallo December 24, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I'm pretty familiar with Castle Doctrine, as our PAC co-authored it. On its face, I got a news flash for Falgiani--Castle Doctrine does not cover this incident. If you try to use it in the courtroom, you're going to laughed right into jail. Plead to a summary public intox, pay your fine, and stay safe.
Mary Turner December 24, 2012 at 07:15 PM
He admitted to driving...wouldn't that get him a DUI?
CJ December 26, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Uhh, no Mary , it would not. Deet-dee-dee. Driving is not illegal in this state yet. You cannot be charged with DUI unless you've been consuming intoxicants of some ilk. Nothing whatsoever in this story indicates the man was under the influence of anything other than anger, and driving while angry is not DUI, because anger is not an intoxicant. If you feel this man should get a DUI merely because he admitted to driving, well, don't go to law school ok..
coreylahey December 26, 2012 at 02:04 PM
cool story bro!
MSgt. John DeLallo December 26, 2012 at 04:48 PM
CJ-My bad. I read "Slapshots" and driving and made a poor connection and implied a DUI. Rather than pleading to a summary public intox, he'd be better off pleading to a summary disorderly conduct, paying his 75 bucks, and going home.
JS December 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM
You were off on the DUI connection, what about the Castle Doctrine mention, or is that just your usual gun law connection to every issue? Speaking of laughing.....
MSgt. John DeLallo December 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
JS: Nope, as Castle is NOT a gun law, but rather a law that addresses the use of force, including deadly force (like the front bumper of your Chevy, or a ball peen hammer). My point is, every time some goofball gets his ass in a jam, he can't immediately scream "Castle" and expect a get out of jail free card
Pensfan December 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM
There is one small detail missing from this story. Yes the man was stopped in the lane and the two women honked their horn. They also slightly bumped the mans back bumper to get him to move which caused him to get out and yell. He followed them because they took off after doing so.

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