An elementary school teacher in Tucson called in death threats to Rep. Martha McSally and has been arrested by the FBI.
Steve Martan, 58 was arrested in connection with three messages left on the congressional office voicemail on May 2 and May 10 and addressed to U.S. congresswoman McSally.
He’s on home leave pending the outcome of the charges.
His voicemail messages – that’s right he’s so stupid he left them on voicemail – told her to “be careful” when she returns to Tucson because her days “were numbered”. He told her in a string of curses that he would shoot her.
He threatened to wring her neck, told her that “our sights are on you” and that her days were numbered, according to a complaint filed Friday.
He told agents he was just venting frustrations over her votes supporting the President.
Martan fessed up after first lying. He’s currently out roaming around without bail and is supposed to stay at home when he’s not fulfilling obligations. He is wearing an electronic monitoring device and can’t possess a weapon.
McSally represents congressional District 2, the same district served by then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and seriously wounded in an assassination attempt on Jan. 8, 2011.