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St. Thomas man charged with threatening to hang family because of its ethnicity

August 29, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A St. Thomas, Pa., man has been charged with threatening to hang an entire family because of its ethnicity, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Ronald Jay Krenzer, 27, was charged with making terroristic threats, driving under the influence, harassment, disorderly conduct and possession with intent to manufacture and deliver, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, when Krenzer went to a home in the 100 block of Cottonwood Ave. in St. Thomas Township and shoved females to the ground. Police allege Krenzer then threatened to hang the family because of its ethnicity.

The family’s ethnicity was listed as white/non-Hispanic in the release. Krenzer’s race was not provided.

Officers alleged that Krenzer was in possession of marijuana and under the influence of alcohol when they arrived, according to the release.

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