Dormont police have charged a local man with disorderly conduct after an alleged road rage incident in which the man reportedly chased two women through the borough in his car—and then tried to file a complaint against them.
Wayne Falgiani, 60, of Dormont, was charged after the Dec. 19 incident.
Dormont police responded to Slapshots on West Liberty Avenue at 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 19 after a witness called to report that a man was outside, yelling racial slurs and profanity at two women.
The man, later identified as Falgiani, was not on the scene when officers arrived.
According to the police report, the women told the officers they were sitting behind a vehicle on West Liberty Avenue that was stopped in the lane. When the driver honked her car’s horn, Falgiani got out of his car and began screaming at the women.
The women—one of whom was pregnant—told police that when they drove away from the scene, Falgiani got back into his car and proceeded to follow them through the borough, despite their attempts to lose him by making several turns onto neighborhood roads.
The women then said they stopped at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont, hoping they would be safe with more people around. But, they told police, Falgiani stopped there, too, got out of his car and began hitting and punching the women’s car.
The women drove away again and stopped near Slapshots, at which point, they told police, Falgiani again got out of his car, threw his jacket to the ground and began screaming at the women and yelling racial slurs.
At that point, a witness yelled that he was calling police, and Falgiani left the scene in his car, according to the report.
While officers were speaking with the two women near Slapshots, police said Falgiani came to the Dormont Police Department himself and attempted to file a complaint against the two women.
According to the police report, Falgiani later admitted during an interview with police that he did yell at the women and follow them in his car, and that he had approached them outside of Slapshots, citing that he felt a need to defend himself.