New York, July 19 (ANI): A live-in caretaker has been accused of guzzling the liquor he found hidden behind a basement staircase at the mansion where he was living outside Pittsburgh.
John Saunders faces a bar tab amounting to 102,000-dollars for allegedly drinking 52 bottles of rare pre-Prohibition Era whiskey.
The homeowner, Patricia Hill, had planned to donate the booze, which was part of a 104-bottle stash, to a local museum and had asked Saunders to keep it safe.
The cops claim he drank half of the Old Farm Pure Rye bottles, as his DNA was found on the empty bottles.
Scottdale Police Chief, Barry Pritts, said that Saunders denied having drunk the liquid gold, instead insisting he only cleaned the bottles.
He claims that the whiskey probably evaporated and being that old, it was probably no good.
Saunders was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and appeared in court on Wednesday. He will face trial later on in the year. (ANI)