The man was told to leave a Slatington apartment, police said, and three times said he wanted to burn down the landlord’s home.
A man told to leave the apartment where he was illegally staying repeatedly threatened to burn down the landlord’s house, according to Slatington police.
Mark Rondeau, 46, was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of making terroristic threats and harassment.
Rondeau, whose last address was in Kernersville, North Carolina, was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Slatington police said Rondeau was staying with Ted Kistler in an apartment at 331 W. Church St., but Rondeau was not on the lease.
Landlord Dean Bucks learned of Rondeau’s stay and told him over the phone on Sunday he was not welcome at the apartment anymore, police said.
Rondeau called Bucks back, and reportedly threatened to board up the windows to Bucks’ home and burn it down in the middle of the night while Bucks and his family were sleeping.
After hanging up with Bucks, Rondeau then turned to Kistler, repeated his threat to burn down Bucks’ home, and then asked Kistler for the landlord’s address, according to police. Kistler refused to provide the address.
Rondeau then called a woman, told her he would burn down Bucks’ home and asked the woman for Bucks’ address, police said.