Frank Delvecchio

Frank Delvecchio was booked into jail and charged with making and communicating a terrorism threat, a class three felony.

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A man was put in jail after police said he threatened to kill multiple people, including judges and City Council members because he was upset over a speeding ticket in Gilbert, court documents said.

It all started on Wednesday when Frank Delvecchio called a law firm about the ticket he got last month. Police said while on the phone, he said he was going to drive a van up next to a council member and a judge and grab them and make them disappear. Delvecchio also said he was ready to snap and made a reference to "notching his belt" with kills, officers said. At the end of the call, the 68-year-old told the law firm worker that they better remember his name because they were going to see it on the 5 o'clock news for killing 20 people, according to court paperwork.

Delvecchio was arrested at his home the same day. When detectives interviewed him, they said Delvecchio told them he said those things out of frustration and that he was joking. He was booked into jail and charged with making and communicating a terrorism threat, a class three felony.

 

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