During his one-day trial yesterday, former Philadelphia police officer Jonathan Josey claimed he wasn’t really trying to punch that woman during the Puerto Rican Day parade, but rather, attempting to swipe at her Corona bottle.
Josey, in a gray suit and purple bow tie, testified that he thought Guzman had thrown beer on him during a wild street gathering at 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue following the annual parade. When he approached and told her to put down the beer bottle she was holding, he said, she turned away and tried to walk off. Fearing she would use the bottle as a weapon, Josey said, he swung at it and tried to knock it from her hand.
The Philly assistant D.A., for the record, called bullshit, getting Josey to admit he never saw her throw beer on him. [Daily News]