Tamaqua police were on patrol at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, when they saw a man slumped over on a bench in front of Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street.
They stopped to investigate and found Steven Genery, 23, of 115 Catawissa St., Tamaqua.
Genery appeared to be highly intoxicated and officers were initially unable to awaken him. Once they were able to rouse him, they placed him in the police cruiser and transported him back to the station where he could rest undisturbed.
He was released at 4 a.m. with a citation for public drunkenness.