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Is John Fetterman Arrested? What Did Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Do And Where Is He Now?

John Fetterman arrest is not happening. Although he made a mistake by falsely accusing and cornering an innocent black man in 2013, no charges have been made.

American politician John Fetterman has served as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor since 2019. Before, he served as mayor of Braddock from 2006 to 2019.

John is the Democratic nominee for the 2022 senate election in Pennsylvania, wherein he is running against Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz on November 8.

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Is John Fetterman Arrested? What Did Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Do?

No, John Fetterman is not arrested. Despite the 2013 shotgun incident, the victim has never filed a formal complaint, and no charges have been made against John.

An incident from January 26, 2013, has resurfaced where John chased down and cornered an unarmed Black man with a shotgun. 

John followed and caught 28-year-old Chris Miyares in North Braddock, pointing a gun until the Police arrived. He was the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, back then.

Police said Chris was wearing exercise clothes and had headphones on. They said he was harmless without any weapon and released him without filing any charges.

An ad by Mehmet Oz-supporting super PAC American Leadership Action draws attention to the incident to make the case that John is “reckless, risky, and wrong” for Pennsylvania’s Senate.

In the video, we can see John saying that he did what he believed was right but might have broken the law in the course. However, it does not show his next words: “I’m certainly not above the law.”

Words on the clip say, “Fetterman was unapologetic.” The video has its comments turned off, and it is likely a political tool being used against the senate hopeful.

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John’s past gun incident rattles Black Democrats in the Senate race. (Source: NBC News)

The then-mayor reportedly thought he heard a dozen gunshots nearby his home (it was kids shooting bottle rockets) and called 911. He then took matters into his hand, chasing the person he believed to be the gunman.

Where Is John Fetterman Now?

John Fetterman is fine and campaigning for his upcoming senate election in Pennsylvania. The election is taking place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

In 2018, John shared about his substantial weight loss. The politician, with a 6-foot-9-inch height, weighed more than 400 pounds and later lost nearly 150 pounds.

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John Fetterman before and after weight loss. (Source: Trib Live)

The former mayor has had several health issues in the past. In 2017, his feet suddenly swelled due to a heart issue. 

In May 2022, John had an ischemic stroke and was taken to the hospital. A clot caused by atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm) had caused the illness. Since he also had cardiomyopathy, he had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted.

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In October 2022, his physician noted that John regularly exercises, attends speech therapy, and takes heart medications. They added that he has no issues working and can do full duty in public office.

Learn About John Fetterman Family

John Fetterman was born in 1986 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, to his parents, Karl and Susan Fetterman. Karl and Susan, both conservative Republicans, had John when they were both 19 years old.

John has a brother named Gregg Fetterman. The family eventually moved to York, Pennsylvania, and Karl became a partner at an insurance firm.

John married Gisele Barreto Fetterman (née Almeida) in 2008. Gisele is a Brazilian-American activist. The couple has three children: Karl, Grace, and August Fetterman. 

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John Fetterman with his wife and kids. (Source: People)

The Fetterman family lives in a converted car dealership with Levi and Artie, their rescue dogs. They have chosen not to live in the State House, their official residence.



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