A man accused of drinking $102,000 worth of vintage whiskey says he's innocent.
TribLIVE.com reports that nine cases of the rare booze were discovered when the historic J.P. Brennan mansion in Scottdale, Pa., was renovated and turned into South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast. The owner of the B&B, Patricia Hill, hired John W. Saunders as caretaker. She later discovered that bottles in four of the nine cases had been emptied and is accusing Saunders of drinking them and putting the bottles back.
Saunders called the charges "totally false" outside the courtroom where he was set to face a preliminary hearing. "Yuck! That stuff had floaters in it and all kind of stuff inside the bottles. ... I don't think it would even be safe to drink."
Saunders sought, and was granted by Judge Chuck Moore, a delay of the preliminary hearing so that he might apply to work with a public defender. The next hearing will take place May 15.
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