A Buffalo man was arrested after he threatened to “shoot up” a neighborhood pizzeria “just like the Tops” grocery store in the future after a gunman killed ten on the retailer in a hate-fueled bloodbath, prosecutors and stories stated.
Joseph Chowaniec, 52, known as up Bocce Pizza round midday on Sunday and threatened to “shoot up Bocce’s just like the Tops on Jefferson” – a reference to the Tops Pleasant Market – whereas griping a few pizza order from earlier within the week, in keeping with prosecutors and WIVB.
The pizza store closed for the day after receiving the menace, prosecutors stated.
About forty minutes later, Chowaniec rang Southern Tier Brewing Firm and made extra threats referencing the grocery store capturing, prosecutors stated.
When cops caught as much as Chowaniec afterward Sunday, he was discovered on a road nook holding an indication that learn, “Uncle Sam dismantle white supremacy.”
He was taken into custody and charged with one depend of constructing a terroristic menace, prosecutors stated.
Throughout his arraignment Monday morning, he was held with out bail pending the outcomes of a forensic examination.
“This defendant is accused of constructing threatening cellphone calls to companies and referencing this horrific capturing as your entire Metropolis of Buffalo is grieving this tragedy,” stated Erie County District Lawyer John Flynn.
“This crime won’t be tolerated – particularly as we’re actively investigating the Jefferson Avenue capturing as a home terrorism incident. Any menace shall be completely investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the legislation.”