Police: Man pulled gun on motel guest, tried to rob him
A guest at an Allentown motel was taking out his trash two weeks ago when another motel guest pulled a gun on him and tried to rob him, according to court records.
Cornelius Freeman, 36, who lived at the Royal Motel, 902 E. Congress St., was charged with simple assault and criminal attempt to commit robbery. He was arraigned by District Judge Karen Devine and held under $25,000 bail.
Allentown police say they were at the Royal Motel on Saturday on another matter when they learned of a robbery attempt that happened on Sept. 17, court records say.
The guest told police he was taking trash from his room to the motel’s bin at 11:30 p.m. that night when Freeman approached him and demanded money, court records say. The guest said he didn’t have any money, so Freeman pulled a 9 mm handgun and pointed it at him, police said.
Freeman was about 10 feet from the guest as he pointed the gun, police said. Freeman told him, “Next time, I will kill you,” and walked away, court records say.
— Manuel Gamiz Jr.
had encrypted and locked the district’s computer data over the summer.
The technology director for The Wyoming Area School District tells the Citizens’ Voice newspaper the recovery effort will only cost the district $10,000 because an insurer will cover all other costs.
The FBI encourages victims to resist paying hacker’s extortion demands for the key to unlock files.
Jones says the district followed advice from consultants and a legal coach working for their insurance company after he discovered the ransomware attack July 18.
He says the district received codes from the hacker and then began unlocking and recovering most of its data in early August. It’s still recovering some data.
— The Associated Press