Pennsylvania pair forced man into boxers over drugs

Updated: May 13, 2010, 12:38 PM IST

New Kensington: Police say a western Pennsylvania woman and her 20-year-old son forced a man to strip to his boxer shorts at gunpoint during a botched drug deal. Police said Nathaniel Lindgren and his mom, 41-year-old Jean Pinko, accosted the man on Friday after he came to their New Kensington home on Friday. Police say the man left his cell phone as collateral while he went to his friend`s car to get $90 to pay the suspects for the drugs.

But before he could get the money, police arrested the friend on an outstanding theft warrant and began to tow his car away. Frightened, the man threw the drugs into the weeds and returned to get his cell phone.

Police said Lindgren and Pinko thought the man was lying and made him strip to prove he didn`t have the drugs. Lindgren was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges; Pinko was charged with conspiracy and other crimes. Neither has a listed phone.

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