Elysburg man charged because car stinks
SHAMOKIN - An Elysburg man is being charged with disorderly conduct of offensive condition and counterfeit documents after police investigated his car July 2 because it smelled so foul they could not be near it.
Shamokin Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III filed the charges this week at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic, Shamokin, against Brandon James Allison, 29, of 189 N. Market St., Elysburg.
Tobias said officers were alerted to the red 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was parked on the 100 block of South Rock Street, by a neighbor who was bothered by the stench of the vehicle and believed the vehicle had a faulty inspection sticker.
"Officers noticed a very strong stench of something rotting and could barely stand next to the vehicle due to the smell," Tobias said in the affidavit. "There also was a large buildup of flies inside the vehicle."
The inspection sticker, which was revealed to be fraudulent, was seized through an open window.
Allison admitted to having garbage in the vehicle at one time and counterfeiting the inspection sticker.