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Man Threatens to Drag Worker to Cemetery for Not Accepting Return

Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.

Call it a case of the return policy blues:

charged a 54-year-old Akron man with menacing after he repeatedly called to threaten an employee who would not accept his return, a police report said. The man was previously banned from the store for stalking the employee.

On June 7, he began calling the store and asked for the employee. When the operator transferred him to a store manager, the man would hang up, call back and threaten the operator, the report said. The man told the operator, "Put me through to (employee) right now or I will get you," the report said.

Later he called back and told the operator "If you don't put me through right now, I will come up there and mess you up. You will be surprised what I can do to you (expletive) and no one will know you."

The man called back on June 9 and told the operator to tell the employee he was going to "come to her house, knock down the (expletive) door and drag her to the cemetery in chains," the report said.

Finally police got a hold of the man and he said he was mad because he gave the employee a lottery ticket and he wanted it back. He was also mad because she would not complete a return for a CD player he bought and didn't have the receipt for.

Police told the man he had 24 hours to turn himself in on a warrant. He turned himself in later that day.

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