Man Cited at Casino for Alleged Defiant Trespass

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Some people, as Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack can tell you, refuse to take “no” for an answer.

Consider the example of a 41-year-old Norristown man. He was the subject of a public information release distributed Sunday (Aug. 8, 2021) by troopers on duty at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement.

The man had been permanently evicted from the casino by its security personnel during late September 2020, according to the document. Troopers didn’t mention why he was ousted, but the casino retains the right to limit or bar access under certain circumstances. Be gone and don’t come back, it effectively notified the individual at the time.

Despite that warning, troopers alleged the man showed up at the casino Friday (Aug. 6) at 3:10 a.m.

They report he was cited for “defiant trespass.” It’s a crime in Pennsylvania that occurs if someone “comes onto or stays on your property after being told to stay away,” the website PALawHelp.org explains.

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