Gun-Toting Mayor in Sex Case Won't Run Again

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    A Philadelphia-area mayor facing charges for allegedly firing a gun during a drunken encounter with another man at his home says he's dropping his bid for re-election but plans to finish his term.

    Marcus Hook Mayor James "Jay" Schiliro, 38, surrendered last week on charges including false imprisonment, recklessly endangering another person and other counts in connection with the February incident.

    He's accused of ordering a local police officer to bring a 20-year-old man to his home. Schiliro and the young man had been texting before the encounter, according to police.

    Once the young man was at the mayor's home, court documents state that Schiliro gave him alcohol and then asked him as many as 30 times if he could perform oral sex on the man.

    The man told police that the mayor waved around his guns during the night, asking the victim if the guns scared him and at one point acted like he was going to shoot himself. He fired one of his guns, according to the police report.

    Before his arrest, the mayor said he was planning to run for re-election.

    But the Delaware County Daily Times reports he now says he's dropping out of the May primary.

    Schiliro filed the paperwork to withdraw earlier this week.

    His attorney says he intends to fight the charges.