NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- A Brooklyn man was held for eight days as authorities dragged their feet on a seemingly bogus warrant— his wife and attorney said upon his release Wednesday.
Last Tuesday, U.S. Marshals burst into Dale Morgan’s Mill Basin home and arrested him in front of his wife and children on a theft and identity theft warrant out of Centre Township, Pennsylvania.
“I said Pennsylvania, I’ve never even been to Pennsylvania,” Morgan recalled for PIX 11, following a tearful reunion with his wife.
Still, Marshals took Morgan to a smaller floating jail right next to Rikers.
By Friday, his attorney Camille Russell had obtained logs from his job as a machine operator supervisor, and a still image of him at work on the day in question.
“The alleged crime scene is six hours roughly away from here,” Russell said. “It’s impossible if he was at work then somehow teleported to Center Township Pennsylvania committed an offense and came back.”