Cable Worker Arrested in Facebook Threat Against Boss

"I will go to work and blow all their heads off," the 29-year-old employee wrote

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Cable Worker Arrested in Facebook Threat Against Boss

NBC 4 New York

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A Time Warner cable worker was arrested Thursday after he allegedly posted a rant against his boss on Facebook, threatening to "blow" his head off after "making [him] suck the gun." 

Jason Steward, 29, of Morris Heights in the Bronx, was charged with felony terrorism after the company reported him to police. 

Steward wrote in his Facebook post last week, "There is not a word in the dictionary that can express the rage that im in! I really really hate [him]! I wish I had a machine gun to give them all the business."

He continued in the Sept. 13 message, "I will go to work and blow all them low budget [expletive] heads off. Make u suck the gun before I off U [expletive]." 

A co-worker of Steward's at the Flushing, Queens facility reported the post to a Time Warner supervisor, who then turned it over to police. 

Steward was embroiled in an ongoing dispute with his supervisor about overtime pay, and he told police he was "intoxicated and angry" when he wrote the message, prosecutors said. 

He told authorities he was "deeply embarassed for my stupid actions." 

"I never intended to hurt anyone and words will not express how sorry and senseless my behavior was," he said.

No weapons were found at his home, authorities said.

A spokesman for Time Warner Cable said Steward was fired from the company on Sept. 15 "as we have zero tolerance for this behavior." 

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