Route 100 Carjacker Awaits Sentence

Crashed victim's car on Route 422 before being Tasered by police

An Allentown man who pleaded guilty to carjacking a Pottstown woman and her son could spend up to 36 years in prison.

The Mercury reports that Ricardo Cintron is being held without bail while court officials complete an investigative report on his background.

Authorities allege that Cintron was under the influence of unspecified prescription drugs when he crashed his Toyota into the victim's vehicle on Route 100 on Sept. 27, 2011.

As the woman began to investigate the damage, Cintron ordered the woman out of the car and "began to push the victim's son" from the vehicle before proceeding south on Route 100 in the victim's car, according to the Mercury's report.

He later crashed the stolen vehicle on Route 422, west of Route 100, where he apparently began walking through traffic and attempted to enter several other occupied vehicles. He was Tasered into submission during a struggle with police.

Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Colgan reportedly called Cintron's behavior "entirely unacceptable" in explaining that she would seek the lengthy prison sentence.


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