Berks

Man pleads guilty in assault of store clerk near Kutztown

Santos Iraola to serve up to 23 months in jail

READING, Pa. - A Berks County man faces up to nearly two years behind bars after going on an unclothed rampage inside an adult gifts store near Kutztown.

Santos Iraola pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and theft. He was sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in jail followed by five years' probation. He must also pay $3.586.34 in restitution for damage he did to the store.

Iraola, 54, of Muhlenberg Township, was initially wearing only a robe and boots when he began beating up the clerk at Cupids Arcade on Route 222 in Richmond Township on December 9, according to police.

The rampage continued for several minutes both inside and outside the store, with Iraola eventually losing his robe.

Police said they were able to track down the suspect because he left his wallet inside the store.

The clerk was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, some of which required stitches.


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