A Glen Cove man was charged with menacing after he threatened a police officer who gave him a traffic ticket on Facebook, Glen Cove Police said.
An officer impounded a car belonging to Julian Velasquez after he made a traffic stop and discovered it wasn’t covered by insurance, cops said. The stop was made Jan. 19.
On Jan. 21, Velasquez, 19, of Glen Cove, found the officer on Facebook and began sending him threatening messages, police reported. In the messages, Velasquez “bragged that the officer missed finding drugs that were in his car” during the stop and began threatening the officer, GCPD stated.
“This is the first case that we have had in Glen Cove whereas an Officer was threatened with bodily harm via a social media site for performing his duty,” commented Detective Lieutenant John Nagle.Velasquez was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and one count of second-degree menacing. He was arraigned at Glen Cove Court and held on $3,000 cash bail.