Clarion County, PA – A former Brookville man is charged with risking a catastrophe at the Clarion County Jail after corrections officers say he set off a fire alarm while trying to make a jailhouse tattoo.

26-year-old Daniel Pompa was already in the Clarion County Jail for cutting off his ankle tracker and violating his parole for previous disorderly conduct and resisting arresting charges.

Now he faces additional felony charges of risking a catastrophe, plus misdemeanor charges of institutional vandalism and recklessly endangering another person, after he accidentally set off the fire alarm at the jail on April 17.

Pompa admitted that he had tampered with a light in his cell and used the wires to create a heat source. He had burnt some toilet paper to make soot so he could use it as ink for a tattoo.

He says the smoke set off the fire alarm.

Pompa’s bail is set at $25,000, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 8.

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