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California Man Charged With Threats to Kill Postal Workers

Simon Peters, 41, of Valley Center, CA, was charged after repeatedly making threats to kill postal workers in St. Thomas. Peters is expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge in California on Feb. 15, after which he will appear in St. Thomas for prosecution, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

According to court documents, on Jan. 27, a United States Postal Service employee received a telephone call from Peters at the Ottley Post Office located in St. Thomas. Peters was angry that his package addressed to the Kirwan Terrace Housing Community had not been delivered. During the call, Peters told the postal employee to “Make sure the fat boy know we’re watching him and next time we’re going to kill him behind the building.” Peters further threatened that if “any more packages from California go missing, you will see what happen to the co-workers, one by one.” Peters provided the tracking number for his missing package, which had been intercepted and seized by Customs and Border Protection. An inspection of the package revealed that it contained marijuana. On Jan. 29, Peters again contacted the Ottley Post Office and asked to speak with the Kirwan Terrace delivery driver. Peters stated that he had people driving around looking for the postal employee to kill him.

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