Man caught attempting to conceal crack pipe before entering Rath Building


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man is facing charges after members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office observed him attempting to conceal items before entering the Rath Building on Franklin Street Friday.

Deputies observed Vincent Sorrentino, 31, attempt to conceal items before walking through the building’s security point around 1 p.m. Friday. The deputies requested Sorrentino to remove his footwear, and a crack pipe with white residue fell out of the shoe and broke on the floor.

Sorrentino was taken into custody. A search discovered a quantity of crack in one of the shoes.

Sorrentino was found to have outstanding warrants from the Town of Orchard Park and the village of Hamburg. He remains at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $2,500 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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