Miamians are known for being hot-headed and a bit rude, but come to think of it, the entire state of New Jersey isn't exactly known for even tempers or mild manners. One would think that a Miamian's stereotypical attitude might fit in fine there, but apparently Miami Beach resident Shiloh Bruner's temper was a bit too much for New Jersey. So much so that he somehow turned an incident that began with a simple speeding ticket into an arrest for making terroristic threats.
Bruner, 32, got a speeding ticket when driving through Fairfield, New Jersey. He received a summons to appear in court but decided to try to fight it. This past June 15, he called the Fairfield Municipal Court to set up a date. A court officer offered some dates, but Bruner was angry that they "did not fit with his schedule."
According to police, Bruner then "became irate over the phone and made a threat to the court staff."
Though the court reported the incident to police, it decided not to pursue criminal charges but rather wait to see how the situation played out.
On July 30, Bruner returned to Fairfield to appear in court.
It did not go very well.
Bruner met with a prosecutor in court and was discussing a plea deal but became angry and tried to grab a file out of the prosecutor's hand. Bruner's tantrum peaked with him slamming the courtroom door as he stormed out.
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Fairfield Police officers, however, were waiting for him outside. He was arrested and charged with "making a terroristic threat."
Bruner was released but now must return to New Jersey again for yet another court date, this time with the Superior Court in Newark.
"The Fairfield Police Department takes very seriously any expressed or implied threats made against the court or any other government entity or official and will do whatever is necessary to secure their safety and assure they are free to carry out their duties without intimidation or fear of reprisals," Deputy Chief Anthony Manna said in a statement.