Manchester man charged with burglary, criminal threatening
Case, 53, of 54 Blodget St., was also arraigned on a felony charge of criminal threatening and a misdemeanor of resisting arrest.
Intead, Case suggested, he is the victim. Case said he is being monitored constantly. He said everything he does is being recorded and monitored 24 hours a day, although no one has been able to find the recording equipment in his apartment. Case told the judge his downstairs neighbors should be investigated.
In that incident, a relative of the tenants caught Case leaving the apartment and restrained him until police arrived, police said. The residents told police that nothing was removed from their unit. The August burglary charge has been bound over to Hillsborough County Superior Court.According to court documents, the owner of 54 Blodget St. told police Case has lived there for a couple of years and has recently been yelling at other tenants and causing damage.
When an officer knocked on Case’s door and sought to speak with him, the documents say Case refused to open the door, saying: “I am property of the federal government. Go away.”
After police backup arrived, Case was spotted at the door to a fire escape, holding a 12-inch knife and a meat cleaver. According to the documents, he still refused to come out of the apartment and threatened to “murder” the officers. Police said Case struck the door with the cleaver, causing the tip to become stuck.
Police prosecutors withdrew their motion for preventive detention and requested $25,000 cash/surety bail.