TYRONE - An Altoona man walked into a Tyrone Township mobile home before he assaulted a man and stole the man's wooden alligator, state police at Hollidaysburg said.
Todd W. Pensyl, 40, of 2821 Broad Ave. was arrested by state police Wednesday afternoon on Dons Drive in Tyrone Township. Pensyl is charged with aggravated assault and theft-related charges stemming from the alleged beating of a man who confronted Pensyl after he walked into the man's mobile home.
It was between 3 and 3:40 p.m. when Pensyl entered the unlocked mobile home, police said.
After the man confronted Pensyl, Pensyl repeatedly punched the man about the face and head, police said. Pensyl then pushed the man out the mobile home's rear emergency door, and once on the ground, Pensyl continued the assault by kicking the man in the face.
Pensyl then stole a $175 carved wooden alligator and fled, police contend. The alligator was located not far from the home, as was Pensyl.
Pensyl remains in Blair County Prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. He is due to appear Tuesday for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller.