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Cops: Tycoon Pulled Shotgun On Amazon Driver

Man, 70, brandished weapon outside mansion

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Amazon Shotgun

7/22 UPDATE: In an e-mail, Saslow’s lawyer, John Waldron, wrote that, “We deny the allegation and we will vigorously defend the charge.”

JULY 10--A multimillionaire media executive was arrested for pointing a “short-barrel shotgun” at a woman attempting to deliver an Amazon package to his sprawling Pennsylvania mansion, police report.

According to investigators, the 30-year-old victim told cops that she arrived at the 72-acre estate (seen above) on July 1 to “deliver an Amazon package” to the residence of Steven Saslow, 70.

The woman told police that Saslow “granted her access to his property by means of opening the security gate” to the sprawling property, which includes a 14,000-square-foot home and a large heated indoor pool with a retractable roof. Located near the Pocono Mountains, the Saslow estate was put on the market last year for $3.5 million.

As detailed in a Pennsylvania State Police report and a criminal complaint, the victim said that she had parked her own Dodge Caravan in front of the residence “in order to deliver said package” when Saslow “unexpectedly brandished a short-barrel shotgun, black in color, with his left hand, and pointed it at her person.”

The woman told cops that, while at gunpoint, she “raised her hands, claiming she was from Amazon, all while still seated inside the vehicle.” Additionally, the woman said that her two children “were seated in the rear portion of the vehicle during the midst of this incident.”

Following Saslow (above, right) “retrieving said package from the Victim, via his opposing hand, the Victim stated that he pointed the firearm at her once again and told her to vacate the premise, to which she complied,” police noted.

Pennsylvania troopers arrested Saslow last Saturday on a reckless endangerment charge. He is scheduled for a September 14 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Phillip R. Riley.

Pictured above, Saslow is a veteran media industry figure whose career has included ad sales and the creation of several media firms. Most recently, Saslow purchased and later shuttered newspapers in Oregon, including Medford’s Mail Tribune, which closed earlier this year.

In addition to his Henryville, Pennsylvania spread, Saslow last year paid $3.8 million for a lakefront home in Florida (seen below), and one of his firms owns a twin-engine Beech airplane that seats six. On his Facebook page, Saslow recommends a Porsche dealer near his Pennsylvania residence. (4 pages)