Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
The 20-year-old introduced himself as "Marshall Law" before making death threats to an employee at Kicker's Pub, police say.
A Bath man’s alleged prank call to a borough bar landed him behind bars Tuesday.
Police say Elijah Garcia, 20, of the 100 block of West Main Street, phoned Kicker’s Pub just after noon Tuesday and asked if they were serving liquor. When the worker who answered the line answered yes and asked Garcia for his name, court records say, he called himself “Marshall Law.”
After a pause, court records say Garcia continued.
“You better go in the basement of your house because I’m going to kill you all,” Garcia allegedly said before hanging up.
Lauren Shala, owner of the pub, said she called the number that showed up on the bar’s caller ID but the person who answered hung up on her. Shala said she weighed whether to call police but eventually decided to err on the side of caution.
“I just didn’t want something to happen and then have me not having done anything,” Shala said. “I’m thinking about everyone that comes in here.”
Colonial Regional police contacted Garcia and spoke with him on his front porch, court papers say. Garcia allegedly admitted to calling the bar but said it was all just a joke. As police continued questioning Garcia, records say, he told them he didn’t have to hand over his state identification unless he was under arrest. Police say they then placed the 20-year-old under arrest.
Authorities say Garcia’s alleged mischief continued at the police station: He’s also accused of clogging the station’s toilet.
Garcia was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge John Capobianco on charges of terroristic threats causing serious public inconvenience, disorderly conduct and institutional vandalism. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.