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Robert Pool sends threatening texts to woman, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 18 2013 01:51:08 PM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A Philadelphia man got in trouble after calling police to the home of a woman who was the recipient of his threatening text messages, officials said.

Robert W. Pool had called police to the woman's apartment in the 2500 block of Bethlehem Fields Way in Bethlehem at 1:25 a.m. Saturday because he said she had made threats against herself, officials said.

But when officers spoke with the woman, she showed them text messages from Pool threatening to kill one of her friends and stating that "bikers would be coming to get them," officials said.

The woman told police Pool made the threat because he believes she has a sexual relationship with her friend, officials said, adding that Pool said he pays the rent on the woman's apartment, which is in his name.

After Pool was arrested, police found brass knuckles and a switchblade on him, officials said.

Pool later admittedĀ  to making the threats, and he told police he had a .44 caliber revolver in his gray Toyota Camry, officials said.

Pool, 67, of 1061 Tyson Ave., Philadelphia, was arraigned on charges of making terroristic threats, harassment and possessing prohibited offensive weapons was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 1.