A Washington D.C. judge has ordered a psychological screening for a Maryland man accused of staging a fall on a banana peel in a Metro station elevator.
The screening was ordered Tuesday after a request from an attorney for 42-year-old Maurice Owens of District Heights. Owens sued the transit agency for $15,000, claiming he injured his left leg and hip in a fall at the Potomac Avenue station in August.
The claim against Metro was thrown out, and Owens has been charged with felony second-degree fraud. He is considering a plea deal and is set to return to court Friday.
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