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Pa. cop's alleged shooting hoax puzzles acquaintances

Officer was charged with falsely reporting that he had been shot in the chest while on patrol


By Bill Reed
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The Chalfont police officer who allegedly lied about being shot in his bulletproof vest this week could be "incredibly brooding and moody," a high school friend and fellow rock-band member said Wednesday.

Jon Cousin, 30, of New Britain Township, "always seemed like he had some problems with things," said Sean Breslin, 30, of Haddon Heights. "He was a good person, but he needed help."

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