A 16-year-old Canadian boy has been arrested again on charges of threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The teen’s fourth threat against the sheriff came on Saturday, shortly after his release from a psychiatric facility near Alberta, Canada, where the court had ordered him to a 30-day stay.
The teen emailed the sheriff’s website and said that he “will never stop until I am put away for good. I hate you so much that I will travel to Arizona to chop off your b**ls off with a meat cleaver and turn you into a woman.”
The teen’s first threat against Arpaio was made in July 2013 and directed at his wife, children and grandchildren. The teen said he would murder Arpaio and his family and bomb his house.
The second threat came in October when the teen promised to open fire on the sheriff and his wife and make sure the sheriff simply ‘vanishes.”
In the third threat, made in November, the suspect said he was planning to kill the sheriff with a Glock handgun.
“This person appears mentally unbalanced and authorities cannot prevent him from acting out his aggressions,” Arpaio said in a statement.