THREATENED TO KILL THE POOR GUY ….
After he was found guilty by the Criminal Court of the City of New York of “aggravated harassment in the second degree and attempted criminal contempt in the second degree,” the tenant appealed to the Appellate Term, First Department.
Upon its review of the record, the appellate court noted that over the course of some five days back in 2017, the tenant called the super (late at night) and repeatedly threatened him (despite being asked to stop). The tenant is alleged to have said such things as, “I'm going to fuck you up and kill you," and "I'm going to harass you starting Monday, I'm going to call the FBI, you're going to Rikers."
The AT1 thought the “context, timing, number of calls, their content, and that the calls continued after a demand that they cease,” were factors which supported the conclusion that the calls were made “with the intent to threaten or harass … with ‘no purpose of legitimate communication.’"
Given that the verdict was supported by “legally sufficient evidence,” the AT1 left the outcome undisturbed.
(Talk about mopping up harassment!)
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