Update: Steve Russo is no longer a hot bartender at the Metromix web site. He has been removed from the site and will now just be known as the cool dad who hosted high school cheerleader stripper pole parties and then tried to kill himself and his child.
In a tragic twist to the Steven Russo, stripper pole dad, story that we first brought you last Sunday, the father and his 4-year-old son were found Wednesday in a closed garage with a car running.
The boy’s grandfather found the two of them in the garage after making a visit.
According to the boy’s mother (via the Lehigh Valley Live), Russo text-messaged her, saying, “This is on you and good-bye.”
While the initial story of hosting crazy parties and being a ‘hot bartender’ was interesting, now this has just become sad.
May we suggest that Russo be put in jail before he accomplishes his apparent goal of killing someone.
Russo now faces court protection but this maniac doesn’t seem interested in ending this peacefully. He’s actually representing himself in court.
A Northampton County judge on Friday granted a protection from abuse order against 35-year-old Steven Russo, of the 2400 block of 15th Street, Bethlehem Township.
The order was granted to Jessica Clapso, of Northampton, Russo’s former girlfriend, on behalf of their son, Michael Clapso.
The 4-year-old was found by his grandfather, who happened to arrive at Russo’s home and opened the garage door, according to the PFA request.
Michael Clapso was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg where a blood test showed he had an elevated carbon monoxide level, Jessica Clapso said in her statement, adding that Michael will be OK.
We’re still trying to figure out how the father had contact with his son after facing charges of being an idiot parent who allegedly tells high school cheerleaders to “get on” his basement stripper pole.
Advice to mom: don’t let your 4-year-old out of sight.