Man Threatened to Shoot Stepdaughter's Fiance Over Dog, Police Say

According to Phoenixville police, the defendant said the fiance 'should be deported.'

A 52-year-old Phoenixville man faces charges after police say he threatened to shoot his stepdaughter’s fiancé last month because the man bought her a pet.

Phoenixville Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Washington Avenue for a report of a disturbance on Feb. 8, according to court documents.

At the scene, a resident of the home told officers that his fiancé’s stepfather had threatened him before taking off in his pickup truck. According to police, the man said that he had bought his fiancé a dog, and her father, who disapproved of the purchase, tried to punch the man in the face, missed, and then threatened to shoot him.

Police later made contact with the defendant, a resident of the unit block of East Walnut Street. The man admitted to having an argument with his stepdaughter’s beaux, but denied threatening to shoot him. The defendant added, police say, that he didn’t approve of the relationship because the fiancé is an illegal immigrant who “should be deported.”

The man was charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and disorderly conduct on Feb. 19. He faces preliminary hearing on March 14.

John Q. Public March 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM
It's estimated that over 14 million - more than the population of the Netherlands - have ignored U.S. security laws and entered illegally. U.S. taxpayers seemed content in absorbing their costs, which are very high because of language and complete lack of education. Until they commit felonies, they are ignored by the police. If you are caught running a stop sign, pretend you are an illegal, and you will be let go.
Charlotte Hadley March 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Thank goodness! Guy has caused way too many problems on this street.
Joe Smith March 11, 2013 at 01:45 PM
he should have done the "deed" and saved the taxpayers some cash, and then made man of the year
Laura Schwartz March 11, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Another reason why you should never give an animal as a gift. Every animal should be wanted, not foist upon the owner....or their upset parent.
Frances Stein March 11, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Larry Sinister: Your last name even if fake fits you to the T. John Q. Public: You should use that screen name because your racist, bigoted, ignorant views do not represent most of the public. Both of you should be ashamed of yourselves. And by the way, were your parents Native Americans? I didn't think so.
Frances Stein March 11, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Joe Smith: Welcome! Another bigot! Your family must be proud of you and your ignorance. Another uneducated stupid individual.
Frances Stein March 11, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Exactly. (Now this is an intelligent comment unlike some of the others on this post).
Frances Stein March 11, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Joe Smith: Maybe the police need to hear about your comment since you apparently condone first degree murder. Moderator: Please investigate this person and his/her comment.
larry sinister March 11, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Stein, engage in the dialogue, or don't, but spare us from your ad hominem bs...this is entertainment after all
Anti-statist March 11, 2013 at 05:41 PM
So I gather the liberal position is, that if you don't agree with a persons view, you call them a bunch of names. Don't people do that when they are about ten years old. How do know that he does not want illegal Irish or Canadians in this country. To want your country to have sovereign borders is neither bigoted nor ignorant. Without borders a country ceases to exist. Yes, we need immigrants. In our advanced technological society, we need people with skills and advanced degrees. To bring more competition to low skilled Americans is immoral and uncaring. The landscapers, restaurateurs, etc. need to start paying a living wage to Americans and stop exploiting those that live among us in the shadows.
Nobody March 11, 2013 at 07:54 PM
The people who comment on these things are embarrassing!
Ike March 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Joan Welliver March 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Ms Stein, Who do you think are you? To say Maybe the police need to hear about your comment since you apparently condone first degree murder. Moderator: Please investigate this person and his/her comment. Please get a life, I this is a forum, lighten up. And I agree with John Q. Public. I worked with an illegal who was driving drunk hit 2 parked cars with no License and got off no ticket, no jail and he laughed at our justice system!!!
harry finster March 12, 2013 at 01:31 AM
native americans were not native they immigrated also
harry finster March 12, 2013 at 01:37 AM
what is a bologna beater is that a phoenixville speciality ?i ve never heard of it ,keep the jail trips going phoenixville will soon be cleaned up
Kristen Houghton Dougherty March 12, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Agreed! They are so ridiculous lately!
Summer March 12, 2013 at 01:49 PM
That is very immature of a 52 year old. he doesnt have to approve of there relationship but he should have some respect for his step daughter and at least attemp to get to know the fiance who knows he may be a nice guy. On another note not to be ignorant but there is alot of illegal immigrants in phoenixville where are they coming from? Whites and blacks are now the minority in phoenixville the spanish population is taking over. give it some time and phoenixville will be another reading.
Brian Jason Turner March 16, 2013 at 06:36 PM
How do we know the man actually made these threats was a witness there to hear the statements, or can we all just accuse people of things with out proof. Was a gun flashed ? I don't see this going anywhere in court. Again another waste of tax payers money. The explanation of the incident is the biggest waste of time.
Ike March 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM
They are coming from other countries.But it is OK to be illegal,, only if your spanlish.Sel pot and your a murderer..Oh yes and if you cant spell. Our cops just dont know what to do with them illegals ones who talk better than most who are born here .But dont know how to when they do something thats not good.. Plus they work for less and the employers dont have to pay any ins. or workmens comp.


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