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They allegedly fought the law & the law won

Published September 06. 2013 05:00PM

Two Slatington brothers allegedly fought the law on Saturday night, and the law won.

Police were summoned at about 11:30 p.m. to a parking lot and found Andy Razo, 29, and his brother Adrian, 24, allegedly mixing it up. As the officers approached, the brothers began walking away with their 40-ounce bottles of beer, police said.

When police told them to stop, they did but yelled at the officers, and defied orders to keep their hands out of their pockets, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Police handcuffed Andy Razo after the men became unruly. When they tried to cuff Adrian, Andy stood up, yelling at police to "get off" his brother and barreling at the officers, knocking one down and injuring his arm and neck, according to the affidavit.

As police tried to subdue Andy, Adrian got into the act, charging at the officers, who resorted to use of a Taser to fend him off, court documents say.

Eventually, the brothers were arrested. They were arraigned before District Judge Michael Faulkner, and released after posting $25,000 bail each.

Adrian Razo is charged with resisting arrest, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Andy Razo is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers allegedly found a marijuana pipe in his pocket.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 before District Judge Rod R. Beck.

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