60-year-old arrested for threatening Betar J’lem guard

February 6, 2013 02:57

Police arrested a 60-year-old Jewish man on Tuesday afternoon for threatening a guard working for the Betar Jerusalem soccer team.

“You’re a big man, guarding players, but I will break your arms and legs, we know where you live and we will come to your home,” the suspect allegedly told the guard in a heavy Russian accent over the telephone.

Police checked phone records and traced the threatening phone call to the home of one of the Betar players’ family members.

When police officers arrived at the home and investigated, they determined that a man related to one of the players had made the call. He admitted to the call and told police officers it was a “prank call.” He was detained for questioning and then released on conditions, pending further investigation.

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