Concertgoer charged with indecent assault

  • By Kathie Warco July 16, 2014

A West Virginia man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon for allegedly groping a woman attending a concert at First Niagara Pavilion and using a Go-Pro camera attached to a stick to film her.

Thomas Colin Greene, 25, of Buckhannon, was arrested after a woman complained to Hanover Township police that he kept trying to put his hands down her shirt.

The alleged victim told police she was watching Atilla in concert at the Monster Stage during Tuesday’s Vans Warped Tour when Greene made several attempts to fondle her, despite her telling him to stop. She also told police that he continued to shoot video with the Go-Pro camera.

The woman told police that he whispered in her ear, “You can scream all you want, baby. They like me more than they like you.”

The alleged victim told police she started having an asthma attack, so she grabbed her bag and pushed her way out of the area. After giving police a description of her attacker, she was shown video of four different people and identified Greene as her assailant.

Police arrested Greene and confiscated his camera.

Greene, who told District Judge Curtis Thompson that he is a third-year law student, was arraigned on charges of indecent assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness. He was released from Washington County jail after posting a $25,000 percentage bond. A preliminary hearing is set for July 30 before District Judge Gary Havelka.

Kathie O. Warco has covered the police beat and transportation for the Observer-Reporter for more than 25 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism.


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