New Castle News

September 12, 2012

Shenango man charged in ‘Tebow’ incident

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Shenango Township police charged the alleged assailant who knelt in a Tebow-style move after attacking a teenager.

David Edward McCosby, 53, of 4145 Wiley Lane, is charged with simple assault and harassment.

Police said that on Aug. 27, McCosby allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old male who was cutting grass at a Hollow Road residence.

According to police, the teen — on a riding mower — turned it onto the road and into the path of a motorist — McCosby. Police reported the driver got out of his car, knocked the youth off the mower and assaulted him.

Police were told after the alleged assault, McCosby got onto his knee in what appeared to be a prayer. Witnesses described it as a “Tebow,” imitating the New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.

No preliminary hearing has been scheduled yet.