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Mets “fan” arrested for tweeting threats at Mets players, employees

Oct 23, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

Mets threat

I think a lot of people take sports too seriously. But there is taking sports seriously and then there is just being a nut job:

West Haven police have arrested a local man accused of Tweeting threats toward executives, players and coaches of the New York Mets, along with a specific threat to Citi Field, police said. Police arrested Aryn Leroux, 42, of 173 Contact Drive in West Haven today on an outstanding warrant.

Apparently his Twitter name was some variation of “Dan Tanna” or “Tanna” though I couldn’t find his account. I’m sure some of you Mets fans know him, as he appears to have been rather infamous in those circles.

Gotta love an Internet tough guy.

UPDATE:  Here he is, with some of the offending tweets:



  1. thebadguyswon - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Looks like a Georgia transplant to me.

    • Old Gator - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      More like a failed brain transplant – what’s it say on that jar, “Abbie Normal”?

    • skids003 - Oct 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      No, he’s obviously one of you.

  2. fissels - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    27 years of futility with no end in sight will do this to a man

    • perryt200 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      That explains the Chicago murder rate.

      • jwbiii - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:07 PM

        But that does nothing to explain the murder rate in St. Louis, which is double that of Chicago’s.

      • perryt200 - Oct 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

        jwbiii you are misinformed.

        look at the graphs on the right side of the pages.,_Missouri

        Chicago is just over double StL

      • jwbiii - Oct 24, 2013 at 1:34 AM

        If you look at the citations, they’re comparing the 2010 city of Chicago rate with the 2012 St. Louis metropolitan area rate. Here are the numbers for 2012:

        Area   MSA    City
        Chi    7.1    18.5
        StL    7.3    35.5

        Remember, with Wikipedia, trust but verify.

  3. shaggylocks - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    FYI for all you psychos who might try to use the “I was just joking” defense: in order for something to count as a joke, it needs to be at least moderately funny in some way. It’s just a good rule of thumb for jokes.

    • paperlions - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Can’t you just put “LOL” at the end or a 😉 ?

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        Your honor, my client did use a winky face, I rest my case.

  4. cur68 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Its guys like this that gives those of us living in our mother’s basements obsessing over stats a bad name.

  5. anxovies - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    A real jerk, no doubt, but it used to be that you could say just about anything you want as long as you were not placing anybody in immediate fear of great bodily harm. Free speech is a casualty of 9/11 and Homeland Security I guess.

    • shaggylocks - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      I’m very curious of what kind of speech, in your opinion, rises to the level of “placing [a person] in immediate fear of great bodily harm.” This guy seemed fairly explicit about the great bodily harm he wished to inflict.

    • zzalapski - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      You guess wrong. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.

      Even before 9/11, publicly announcing murderous intentions would enable you to meet people in law enforcement.

      • thebadguyswon - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        Yeah…..gonna have to say he’s crossed the line no matter what time period you live it.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Freedom of speech has always had restrictions and limitations. Making specific threats against specific individuals has always been an exemption.

  6. emaney477 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    I didn’t know that Alan from The Hangover was a Mets fan

    • yahmule - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I don’t remember him as being so wart-covered.

      • cur68 - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        I thought those were zits. You see them as warts? Hardly matters. He’s a “Wanted By The Federal Authorities” poster-boy warts OR zits.

  7. sandrafluke2012 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    sports are serious business

  8. barrywhererufrom - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    That dude is a redsox fan..the beard is a dead give away….

  9. kaoticbandito - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    “Crime of passion.”

    “Yeah, look at all the passion on that wall.”

  10. nuggetbb - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Acne Bronson.

  11. jhaegs - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    LOL @ Craig saying the word “classy”!

  12. weaselpuppy - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    He seems the type to know exactly which lawnmower beer pairs best with a TV dinner and a broken marriage….

  13. jimeejohnson - Oct 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    His picture should be posted with the word “loser” in the dictionary.

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