PLAINVILLE - A West Hartford man is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly implying to his employer, a Plainville company, that he was going to show up to work with a gun.
Kazi Mansoor, 53, allegedly said, "Don't make me come down there, I have a 9 (millimeter)," while speaking to an employee who handles the phones at Suburban Transportation, at 320 East St., on May 3, according to the warrant for his arrest.
The woman on the phone line, the warrant continued, initially laughed and thought Mansoor was joking. But he replied, "I'm being serious, I will go to the office," the document said.
The incident was reported to police, who set up an interview with Mansoor and his supervisor. He allegedly admitted to making the statement about the gun, saying he didn't mean it and that he was upset with his work assignments.
Police found that Mansoor does not have a pistol permit or any guns registered. He was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree breach of peace. He was arraigned the same day in Bristol Superior Court, where a bail commissioner recommended he be let out on a promise to appear.
"In today's environment, that is a double, triple, quadruple no-no," Jeffrey Lee, state prosecutor, said of making a gun threat.
Lee strenuously objected to Mansoor being released without having to post any bail. Judge John Cronan opted to release Mansoor with the condition that he have no contact with the victim at Suburban Transportation. He is due back in court on May 31 to enter a plea.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.