Synthes president in trouble after fight at church

Orsinger 2Assault Charges After Fight Over Texting in Church, Police Say (Radner Patch)

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A Villanova man faces assault charges after officers say he tackled a family member outside St. Thomas Monastery on April 5, according to a report from Radnor police.

Michel Orsinger, 57, faces two charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct, plus a summary charge of harassment following the incident.

According to the report, a family member saw Orsinger sending text messages while seated in the church and asked to speak with him outside. She allegedly took the phone from Orsinger’s hands and ran off. When he caught up to her, police say Orsinger pulled her hair, then tackled her after she broke free.

Witnesses told police that Orsinger twisted the victim’s arm while trying to get the phone back and had to be pulled away. He has been released on $30,000 bail.