A Burlingame man who left numerous threatening voicemails for a Brisbane police officer following his arrest on misdemeanor drunk driving charges last July was convicted by a jury of numerous charges on Thursday, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Khalil Jaser, 49, was convicted of charges including making threats, hindering an executive officer and making harassing and threatening phone calls, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said today.
Bail was raised from $300,000 to $750,000 and the case was continued to May 14 for sentencing. Jaser was first arrested on July 28, 2012, on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, according to Wagstaffe. Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, the arresting officer received seven voicemails from Jaser that included warnings telling him not to go to work and to be careful on the streets and statements like “Boom, you’re dead,” Wagstaffe said.
The arresting officer spoke with him on Sept. 5 and told him to stop calling, but instead Jaser called 152 times over the next three weeks and left 54 messages, prosecutors said. In addition, he made threats and other statements about the officer on a Twitter account that also included a large number of anti-Semitic statements.
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