PLAINVILLE - A West Hartford man accused of implying to his employer, a Plainville company, that he was going to show up to work with a gun has been granted a program that will allow him to avoid a criminal conviction.
Kazi Mansoor, 53, was granted Accelerated Rehabilitation on Thursday, in Bristol Superior Court. During the program, he’ll be on a form of probation for three months.
While on probation, Mansoor has been ordered not to contact the complainant or pick up any new arrests. If he’s is successful, a charge of second-degree breach of peace will be dropped on Oct. 16, 2018.
Mansoor was arrested in two months ago after he 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.
On Thursday, Judge John Cronan warned Mansoor that comments like the ones he allegedly made are taken very seriously in this day and age.
Mansoor’s attorney acknowledged that the comments were “regrettable” and “stupid.”
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.