CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Police: Conn. Man Charged With Threatening Mets Execs, Players And Coaches

Authorities Say Aryn Leroux Also Made A Threat Against Citi Field
Aryn Leroux (Credit: West Haven Police)

Aryn Leroux (Credit: West Haven Police)

Mets Central
Shop for Mets Gear
Buy Mets Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yet another story of an angry sports fan on Twitter.

A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening New York Mets players, coaches and executives on Twitter postings.

Authorities say 42-year-old Aryn Leroux of West Haven also made a threat against the Mets’ ballpark, Citi Field. He was arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor threatening and breach of peace charges.

The arrest was the result of an investigation by West Haven police, New York City police and the Queens district attorney’s office. Officials didn’t release details of the alleged threats.

Leroux regularly blogs about the Mets and describes himself online as a die hard Mets fan since 1982, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

Leroux apparently encouraged fans to “act like Jason the slasher” in the Friday The 13th movies, the New York Post reported.

Police say Leroux posted $2,500 bail. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer, and a phone listing for him is disconnected.

Mets fan and WFAN sports personality Steve Somers said the threats should be taken seriously.

“Most people turn off and move on, you know from a bad season, or two, or three or four”, he said, “People so misuse social media.

Mets fan ‘Paco’ told 1010 WINS reporter Holli Haerr that Leroux may have been hungry for attention.

“You know it’s hard to say. He might just be a crazy guy wanting a little attention,” he said.

On Tuesday, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs revealed that he received death threats from an angry fantasy football player.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)