Norristown police traveled to a residence on the 200 block of Chain Street on Nov. 12, around 4:03 a.m. in response to a complaint that the resident’s son and the son’s friend were allegedly under the influence of PCP and ripping the house apart, according to a Norristown police report.
When police arrived at the Norristown residence, the son, Richard Crump, Jr., was trying to escape out of the back door, say police. Police indicated that the son smelled of PCP, looked at police with a glazed countenance, and would not follow directions. Police informed him that he would be tased if he did not follow directions, and he complied and was taken into custody.
The victim told police that his son had come home with a friend and that both were under the influence of PCP. He said that his son then tried to destroy everything on the ground floor; he destroyed a large-screen projection television worth $3,500, knocked over two refrigerators that were in the kitchen, broke the dining room table, broke two chairs, broke two desks and broke an aquarium for fish. The victim thought that the damage estimate was around $5,000.
According to online court documents Crump, Jr. is charged with Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct. It was unclear at press time whether his friend was charged.