Cops: Man Threatens to Burn Dad's Home on Father's Day
The following arrest information was supplied by the Hopatcong police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Hopatcong man threatened to burn his dad's house down on Father's Day and had to be carried into the police department after his arrest, police said.
Sgt. Joseph Magrini and Officer Gerald Mancuso responded to a report of terroristic threats at a Bell Avenue home around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.
Joseph McGuire, 48, had threatened to burn down his father's home, in which he lives, police said. When police entered the home, they found McGuire drunk and sitting in the living room, police said.
McGuire refused to speak with the officers, police said, so they turned off the TV. Then McGuire began cursing at the officers, police said.
Though McGuire pulled away from Magrini during the arrest, the pair of officers handcuffed him on the ground after a brief struggle, police said.
Then Magrini and Mancuso carried McGuire, who refused to walk, to the patrol car, police said. They also carried McGuire into the Hopatcong police department, police said.
McGuire was then taken to Sussex County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail with no 10-percent option, police said.
McGuire was charged with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and harassment.
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