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District Attorney investigating threats against Kern County planning commissioner

Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 17:46:10-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A District Attorney's Office investigator is looking into threats made against a Kern County planning commissioner.

According to court documents obtained by 23ABC, the victim said he received multiple threatening and harassing calls and texts from an unknown man after turning down a business offer.

According to the court documents, on September 22, the victim received several calls from a man on a blocked number. The caller asked if the victim was the man who owned various specific businesses. The caller told the victim that he inherited $250,000 and wanted to become a business partner with the victim. When the victim declined, the caller became angry and made threats like, "I know where you are," "I'll be coming to get you," and "You're in my sights." The victim hung up when the caller starting shouting profanities. The caller called three or four more times, leaving voicemails. According to the victim, one of the voicemails was "Your clock is ticking [sic]. You're on my list now, so have a good weekend."

Two months later on November 19, the victim received more calls and texts, according to court documents. One time, according to the victim, the caller told the victim "I've been looking for you," and "I will be coming for you." Then text messages including "[sic] you," and "answer me," were sent.

According to the court documents, the victim was not worried by the initial calls, but became more concerned after the second set of calls and text messages on November 19. The victim became worried that the caller might have a gun, so the victim renewed hsis concealed carry permit and started carrying a firearm again.

A DA investigator is looking into the threats. No charges have been filed at this point.