The Mayor of McKeesport, Michael Cherepko, has issued an apology to his family and constituents after being arrested in Nashville. According to police, Cherepko was causing a scene outside a bar in the early hours of Sunday morning. He claimed that he was trying to find his missing credit card.
Police reported that Cherepko was drunk and causing a disturbance. They also noted that his speech was slurred during the incident.
In a statement released on Monday, Cherepko expressed his embarrassment over the situation and extended his apologies. He acknowledged that the incident could have been resolved the following day by contacting the establishment or his bank regarding his missing credit card. He admitted that he should not have allowed himself to be in such a situation and is prepared to face the consequences. Cherepko will have his day in court, and he hopes to be cleared of any charges once the facts are presented.
Cherepko has already posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court on January 5.
As this news broke, the Mayor’s actions have drawn attention from local media outlets. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible behavior, especially for public figures.