Police say ex-boyfriend threatened school official
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say they have arrested a Louisville man after he threatened his ex-girlfriend at the middle school where she works.
Police arrested 41-year-old Timothy S. Smyth, on March 18, one day after he called the victim's cell phone as well as the school's phone numerous times before showing up at the school.
According to the arrest warrant, Smyth and the victim were dating about 10 years ago when Smyth was sent to prison. When he was released in Sept. 2012, the victim allowed him to stay with her "off and on" until Jan. 10, 2014.
Now police say he refuses to leave her alone, and called the school where she works at least eight times between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 17. When her co-workers answered and put Smyth on speaker phone, he allegedly threatened to "get" her and said he would "break out every window" in her car.
The arrest warrant states that Smyth showed up at the school around 3:45 p.m., but employees refused to let him enter. School staff then noticed Smyth near the victim's car, trying to open the doors.
Police say Smyth "has been violent in the past with others," and that the victim "very much fears for her own safety as well as her co-workers and students in her school."
Smyth also allegedly sent several threatening text messages. He was arrested around 10:30 Tuesday night. He's charged with terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
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