CHICORA — A mother recalled being placed in a headlock while her Concord Township home was ransacked by at least three strangers as her 7-year-old son looked on.
Ashley Pisor testified Tuesday at the preliminary hearing for one of those alleged intruders.
Pisor, 26, described being awakened about 2 a.m. Dec. 13 by her son, who told her there was someone knocking at the door at their house on Route 38.
She got out of bed, went to the door and found a young man and woman. She did not know either one. The man, she remembered, wore “red shoes.”
The strangers were asking for help, claiming car trouble.
Pisor, however, ended up in trouble, according to her testimony, after she allowed them — and two of their friends — inside.
She recounted being accosted and robbed of several hundred dollars and other property. One of the alleged intruders was armed with a handgun.
Before the strangers fled, Pisor testified, one of them gave her a possible motive for the crime, “Blame it on your boyfriend.”
She would eventually identify two of the suspected intruders — Tyler O. Lambing, 19, no known address, the man in the “red shoes,” and Alec D. Miller of Oakland Township — from police photo lineups.
District Judge Lewis Stoughton at the hearing at his office in Chicora ordered Lambing held for trial on more than a dozen charges, six of them felonies.
Miller's hearing was delayed at the request of his court-appointed attorney.
For more about this story, read Thursday's Butler Eagle.