Friday, April 18, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Student pinched on drug charges after home-invasion near Temple U

Police on Monday identified a Temple University student arrested on drug charges after three gunmen forced their way into a house and robbed him and three other students Sunday night.

Student pinched on drug charges after home-invasion near Temple U

Massimo Pulcini, 21, was arrested after a home-invasion robbery at his residence near Temple University´s main campus, cops said. (Photo: Philadelphia Police)
Massimo Pulcini, 21, was arrested after a home-invasion robbery at his residence near Temple University's main campus, cops said. (Photo: Philadelphia Police)

Police on Monday identified a Temple University student arrested on drug charges after three gunmen forced their way into a house and robbed him and three other students Sunday night.

Cops busted Massimo Pulcini, 21, for drug possession and related charges, a spokeswoman said, after they found marijuana inside his house on Page Street near 15th while investigating the home-invasion robbery.

According to Pulcini's LinkedIn profile, he's a journalism student set to graduate next year (insert jokes about journalists having to take side jobs to pay the bills here). On his Twitter, he says he's a Philadelphia journalist and photographer.

Don't worry, Pulcini, getting nabbed for having weed probably won't affect your chances of getting a job in journalism -- mostly because there are no jobs in journalism.

As for the three guys responsible for the home-invasion, cops said they stole all four victims' cell phones and an unknown amount of cash. Police arrested one of the men they believe was responsible for the home-invasion Sunday, but he hasn't been charged.

About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr, Vinny Vella and Morgan Zalot.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Zalot at zalotm@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected
Topics: