A Westmoreland County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly saying he and his friends “have a bullet waiting” for Gov. Tom Wolf if the governor doesn’t reopen businesses closed due to the coronavirus.
Rocco Anthony Naples, 28, is being charged with third-degree felony of threats and other improper influence in official and political matters, plus the misdemeanors of making terroristic threats and harassment.
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Naples was upset because Wolf has closed down businesses around the state but kept his own business — all under the umbrella of Wolf Home Products — up and running, according to police documents.
Police said Naples called the company’s customer service line on Friday and threatened Wolf.
According to the criminal complaint, the customer-service representative he spoke with sent an email to her supervisor that read, "Customer called in stating he was angry about Governor Wolf closing their companies but keeping his open, he said that him and a couple of his buddies have a bullet waiting for (Wolf) if he keeps them closed.”
On Tuesday, the York County district attorney posted a video on Facebook denouncing the alleged threat.
Pennsylvania State Police issued a statement about the threat and investigation:
“The Pennsylvania State Police works closely with our municipal law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence and file the appropriate criminal charges when warranted. Troopers have zero tolerance toward threats and intimidation of elected officials or anyone else, and I commend the investigators involved in this case for resolving the matter quickly and safely.”
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