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Teen charged with threatening cops on Twitter



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A Lincolnton teen threatened more than once to kill law enforcement officers on a social media website, deputies said.

Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 19, of 920 Hunting Avenue, was arrested Feb. 27 by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers in Charlotte and turned over to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

According to an agency press release, the teen used his Twitter account to threaten law enforcement officers with profanity and various phrases such as “I’ll kill as many as I can if they catch us or run and kill as many as we can before we get away.”

He even ended one of his tweets with “lol,” the release said.

Patrol Sgt. J. Brown learned about Sintoni’s actions through a tip and believed the suspect was involved in a traffic stop earlier this year on N.C. 16 in which two of the individuals, not including him, were arrested.

Sintoni allegedly tweeted the comments on Jan. 28, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

Additional tweets, the Sheriff’s Office said, included “I hate police, and I wanna kill police” as well as “I know you are reading, too, so come at me, I’m ready yo to all police, **** you I wanna kill you. I’ll show my word.”

Deputies secured warrants against Sintoni on Feb. 25.

He remains behind bars under a $7,500 secured bond and faces three counts of cyberstalking.

The bond amount, though high for misdemeanor charges, officers said, conveys the serious nature of the threats to law enforcement.



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