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Police: Darren Borrelli threatens to slit teen's throat if he speeds in neighborhood again

Published On: Feb 11 2013 03:46:58 PM EST

A man is in trouble with the law for telling a teen's mom he would cut her son's throat if the boy drove recklessly in their neighborhood, officials said.

Darren M. Borrelli was yelling at Bobbi Conover about her 17-year-old son speeding down Bushkill Street in Stockertown, Northampton Co., in his pickup truck and making a U-turn in front of his home at 109 Main St. at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, when Borrelli said he would slice her son's throat if he did it again, officials said.

Conover went to Borrelli's home after her son told her that Borrelli approached him in his driveway at 112 Main St., Stockertown, and began yelling at him for speeding, officials said.


Conover said her son told Borrelli that the throttle on his pick-up got stuck, and apologized, but Borrelli told him "he has something down his pants and he doesn't want to know what it is," officials said.

Conover asked Borrelli what he meant by the remark, and when he told her, she called police, officials said.

Borrelli, 52, was arraigned on charges of making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 22.