UPS and tricker treaters beware. Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor’s wife is well trained in the arts of self-defense, and a visit from a reporter recently apparently nearly set off her hair trigger, according to a Facebook post by Castor.
An unnamed reporter went to the Castor home Thursday seeking comment from the former top prosecutor about sexual assault charges leveled against comedian Bill Cosby. Castor’s wife, Elizabeth, was none too pleased.
“A stranger coming to our very remote home, with all the criminals I helped send to prison, quite literally takes his life into his hands,” Castor wrote. “This reporter will never know the danger he was in. Elizabeth is very well trained to protect herself and our family, and she takes our privacy very seriously.”
Allegations that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted numerous women have been in the headlines for months. But only this week has Cosby been charged with a crime. Some have accused both Castor and newly-elected D.A. Kevin Steele of politicizing the case, as it was a focal point in the most recent election.
The charges against Cosby, 78, accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Castor said Steele criticized him for failing to arrest and prosecute Cosby. Castor has maintained he didn’t have sufficient evidence to do so, and legal experts agreed, according to Metro US.
“Steele is saying I should have arrested Cosby back in 2005. If there was enough evidence back then, I would have,” Castor has said. “Steele has been in the DA’s office all that time since. I left at the end of 2007. So if there is enough evidence, why didn’t he go out and arrest Cosby over the last eight years?”
Thursday, Castor said on Facebook he had never had a reporter visit his home during his career as D.A. He also added he no longer speaks for the government since he is no longer in office and requested reporters no longer try contacting him via his “elderly parents.” and never even consider coming to our house uninvited.”
“I am retired from government,” he wrote. “The DA’s Office speaks for the Commonwealth in Montgomery County, not me any longer. As the story below points out, I have said everything that needs saying about this case. I have nothing to add.”