Indecent Exposure Charge Held Against Former Moon Business Owner
Police say Armando Zucchero exposed himself to a woman.
A Moon Township woman testified that a man who she believes to be her former elementary school bus driver exposed himself to her on Moon Clinton Road.
Magisterial Judge Mary Murray held a charge of indecent exposure against 72-year-old Armando Zucchero. The Moon Township resident faces a formal arraignment Nov. 1.
The woman testified that she was walking home on Aug. 3 along University Boulevard, carrying a bag of groceries, when Zucchero pulled his vehicle over and offered her a ride. The woman at first believed him to be an acquaintance, she said.
But as soon as he "flipped up the bill of his hat," she instead recognized him as her elementary school bus driver from the late 1980s, according to her testimony.
"I knew him right away from the flipped up bill," she testifed.
She testifed that Zucchero reached into his pants and exposed himself to her as they two drove southbound on University Bouelvard, turning onto Moon Clinton Road, and indicated that he wanted her to perform oral sex.
She said she immediately rebuffed him.
"I told him no," she said during her testimoney. "I said no I can't, no I can't, no I can't."
He then offered her a drink at the Appian Cafe & Lounge on Moon Clinton Road, she said. The two conversed and had a beer at the bar.
As Zucchero drove her home from the bar, he again exposed himself, she said.
Fearing for her safety, the woman said she opened the car door and "tucked and rolled" out of the vehicle, which was traveling at a speed of less than 10 miles per hour.
"I have the scars on my head and hands and the ripped jeans to prove it," she said.
The woman escaped to a nearby home. She later selected Zucchero's photograph out of a police line-up.
Zucchero has been charged with lewd conduct in Moon Township before: He faces a non-jury trial in October in on charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness and endangering the welfare of children stemming from a March incident, according to court records.
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