A man from Pennsylvania was arrested accused of threatening Governor Tom Wolf.
District Attorney Dave Sunday approved charges of threats – improper influence in official political matters, terroristic threats – intent to terrorize another and harassment, police said.
Rocco Naples from Westmoreland County allegedly said he and his friends have a quote, “Bullet waiting” for the governor if businesses do not reopen.
According to The York Dispatch, Naples said that some businesses were closed but Wolf’s business, Wolf Home Products, located in York, was operative. He allegedly called the company’s customer service and threatened the Governor.
Citing charging documents, the Dispatch reported that the customer service representative Naples spoke shared the contents of the call with a supervisor by email: “Customer called in stating he was angry about Governor Wolf closing their companies but keeping his open, he said that he and a couple of his buddies have a bullet waiting for (Wolf) if he keeps them closed.”
The York County District Attorney’s office is now handling the case.
“Threatening violence or committing violence is not only against these constitutional principles in the laws of the commonwealth, but reprehensible, criminal and will be fully prosecuted by this office,” District Attorney Dave Sunday said.
According to Wolf’s press secretary, Lyndsay Kensinger, Wolf Home Products does not have a state waiver to remain open during the pandemic, and the Governor has not been associated with Wolf Home Products since 2015 when he put the business in a blind trust.