A Massachusetts man threatened to kill a police officer’s family and then force the officer to watch him eat them, the Greenfield Recorder reports.
Jeffrey Liimatainen, 26, threatened the officer while he was being taken to jail after he threw a boot at the cop and punched him in the chest.
The officer, Adam Cooley, was responding to a call on the night of Christmas Eve from a woman who wanted her drunk son removed from her home, court records show.
When Cooley and another officer arrived, they encountered Liimatainen and saw that his eyes were bloodshot and his speech slurred.
After a friend declined to care for Liimatainen for the night, Cooley took him in protective custody.
Liimatainen told the officers at a police station that he would fight them and try to escape.
Police also found various types of pills in Liimatainen’s pockets, although he claimed to have a prescription for them.
Liimatainen later became aggressive and he threw boots at Cooley, missing the officer by only feet.
When officers tried to handcuff him, Liimatainen allegedly punched Cooley’s chest.
Liimatainen then began spitting as he was being transported in the police cruiser, telling officers there was nowhere else to spit.
Later, as he was being taken to jail, Liimatainen said he would find where Cooley lived, tie him up, kill his family and then eat them all while the officer watched, the newspaper reports.
“(Liimatainen) also continued to spit all over the back seat of the cruiser, because once again, there was nowhere else to spit,” records state.
Liimatainen on Friday pleaded not guilty to numerous charges: threatening to commit murder, assault and battery of a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and drug possession.
He has been released on his own recognizance. A court appearance is scheduled for February.