HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Hicksville man has been arrested and accused by authorities of repeatedly calling U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman and threatening local and federal law enforcement.

Nassau County police say 55-year-old James Guarnaccio was arraigned Saturday for aggravated harassment after making about 40 rambling calls to Ackerman’s Queens office over a few weeks, then making seven more on Thursday and Friday after being warned to stop by police.

Authorities say that in one of the recent calls, Guarnaccio made threats against law enforcement. He was arrested Friday and hospitalized for evaluation at Nassau University Medical Center. His arraignment took place by his hospital bed, and he was ordered held on $100,000 bond.

Guarnaccio is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. bill says:

    The law that he is reported to have been charged under has been ruled unconstitutional by the federal courts.

  2. TJ Jackson says:

    1. hard to believe anything liberal media says, they demonstrated propaganda last week..
    2.I think getting calls from angry voters comes with the job of political office
    3. I call for rep ackerman to resign, since he is not up to the job, the coward.

    1. retertert says:

      not really big on thinking for yourself, are ya, TJ? that’s ok, you belong to the right party– American Conservatism: for the cranially-challenged

      1. DanTe says:

        Ah yes. Now YOU are the one that clearly thinks for yourself. Whatever the libturd media prints, you’ll think it. Yes?

        T ARD

  3. Alan Foos says:

    hmmm, yeah, seems like someone has taken leave of their senses, but then you can’t believe a word of the mainstream press, either…

    1. xiffivx says:

      right, let’s all belong to your lonely, paranoid, self-righteous, non-thinking world.

  4. bush says:

    sounds like someone has stopped taking their medication. time for the shock treatment – and turn up the voltage.

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