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Pastor alleges bizarre behavior by Youngstown mayoral candidate

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Youngstown municipal judge has concerns about an independent candidate for Mayor after receiving a report about the disruption of a church service. 

Judge Robert Milich wants city police to watch or be aware of candidate John Crea.

Reverend Lou Macklin of Holy Trinity church ended his service early Sunday when he says Crea acted in a bizarre manner, causing alarm among members of the  congregation.

The Reverend Macklin tells 21 News that he called Judge Millich and told him about the incident, but adds Crea should be treated with compassion.

Crea is on probation for aggravated menacing stemming from an incident outside city hall this month.

Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Green tells us Crea slapped a deputy while being finger printed at the jail.

21 News contacted Crea who indicated that he didn't threaten anyone, but gave answers that covered topics that were not responsive to our questions.

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