First Posted: 3/20/2011
WEST PITTSTON – A couple hallucinating from bath salts nearly cut their 5-year-old daughter with the knives they were using to stab “the 90 people living in the walls” of their apartment, police said. Robert Hospodar, 29, and Amber Sutton, 26, of Luzerne Avenue were charged with disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of children. Sutton also was charged with criminal mischief. They were arraigned by District Judge Joseph Carmody and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $15,000 bail each. The girl was not injured and taken to the home of Sutton’s mother who has full custody of the child, police said. West Pittston patrolman Leonard Lombardo said he responded to the couple’s apartment at 3:19 a.m. Saturday “for a report of 90 people living in the walls.” He met Hospodar and Sutton and their daughter and said the adults were holding knives and other knives were on the floor. Hospodar and Sutton “exhibited extremely paranoid behavior,” said Lombardo in the affidavit of probable cause to support the charges filed against them. Each one said the other was on bath salts, according to the affidavit. Read The Times Leader Monday for the complete story.