Connecticut Man Arrested for Twitter Threats Against the Mets

Connecticut Man Arrested for Twitter Threats Against the Mets


Connecticut Man Arrested for Twitter Threats Against the Mets


A 42-year-old Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday for making threats against a Major League Baseball team. Take one guess to figure out the team?

Yep, the New York Mets.

Details via NBC Connecticut are slim, so let’s hope the New York tabloids pick up on this to flesh it out.

West Haven police have arrested a local man accused of Tweeting threats toward executives, players and coaches of the New York Mets, along with a specific threat to Citi Field, police said. (Aryn) Leroux was charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace.

Here’s a link with a little background on the guy, who apparently is a well-known Mets Twitter troll.

A couple things here to digest. One, let this be a reminder try to be civil on Twitter — and life in general. Whatever your problems are with the moves Sandy Alderson made (or the GM of your favorite team) don’t threaten them or try to be a Twitter tough guy. Odds are you’re not going to be arrested like this guy was, but in the end you’re going to look like a fool.

Yes, the Mets finished 74-88 and under .500 for the fifth straight season but as annoying as that is, it’s hardly worth a spell in prison. The Mets should be applauded for taking action.

Secondly, let’s hope this dude didn’t threaten any harm toward Mr. Met.  [Photo via NBC Connecticut]

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