BURRELL TWP., Pa. — State police have charged an Indiana County man with assault, saying he attacked two teenage census workers.
According to police reports, 18-year-old Austin Kwisnek and a female juvenile were collecting data for the U.S. Census when Timothy Cowan chased them from his property on Hebenthal Lane in Burrell Township.
Police said Cowan, 43, proceeded to follow the workers’ vehicle down the road after they left.
At one point, the workers’ vehicle went off the side of the road and Cowan went up to Kwisnek’s window and grabbed him by the shirt and neck, police said. According to the police report, Cowan then threatened to punch the girl in the face and used “vulgar” language toward her.