Erie, Pennsylvania (WJETs) – Two student-athletes at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania are now facing criminal charges. Surveillance video from the bar showed them pushing a disabled woman’s wheelchair down the stairs. when she was in the bathroom earlier this month.
Erie Police have charged Carson Briere, son of lacrosse player Patrick Carrozzi and hockey player Carson Briere, former NHL player and interim general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, with criminal mischief and mischief. A misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit was filed. Incident.
Briere and Carrozzi also face summary charges for disorderly conduct. They are billed by mail.
Surveillance video below shows Brielle surrounding an empty wheelchair that was allegedly abandoned on the steps of Sullivan’s Irish Pub after being carried to the pub’s downstairs bathroom by owner Sidney Benes. You can see Carrozzi. Brière then sits in a vacant wheelchair, gets up and pushes down the stairs.
After the incident, Sullivans employees said they threw Briere out of the bar.
“I grabbed him by the shoulder and said, ‘I got a video of you throwing a wheelchair down a flight of stairs. It’s time to go.'” WJET.
Briere made a statement “I deeply apologize,” he said last week, referring to his “serious lack of judgment.”
Mr. Benes, who owns a wheelchair, Spoke with WJET after the incidentThe 22-year-old lost both legs in a car accident in 2021, leaving her car stranded in flames. She suffered her third-degree burns to 34% of her body, mostly from the waist down, and her doctors amputated her leg.
The former soccer player said she also suffered from a bad infection, and doctors were forced to amputate her leg.
“I have to go through a lot and do people treat mine this way? What do I use to move? I have nothing else,” Benes said. I was. She hopes to use her newfound attention to advocate for others. “We are treated like second-class citizens and not treated with respect.”
A preliminary hearing for Briere and Carrozzi is scheduled for May 22.
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/two-student-athletes-charged-after-video-shows-womans-wheelchair-pushed-down-stairs/ Two student-athletes have been indicted after a video captured a woman’s wheelchair tumbling down a flight of stairs.