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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.

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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