According to Brigantine Police, a Galloway Township man was arrested on Friday, Oct 24th after a three month investigation into threats being made to the Macedonian Grill, a local Brigantine restaurant. Samuel Fairweather, 29, was charged with two counts of terroristic threats as well as one count each of creating a false public alarm, stalking, and harassment.
Lt. Jim Bennett of the Brigantine Police said Fairweather allegedly telephoned the Macedonian Grill restaurant over two hundred times between July and August 2014. According to the owner, the male voice on the phone threatened to “blow up” his place of business along with other threats of violence and death. He also was reported by the victim to have threatened to “blow up” the Brigantine Police Department and the Brigantine Bridge.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, Bennett also said police found Fairweather by obtaining a subpoena for the restaurant’s phone records, after which they determined the phone calls were being made from an IP, or internet-based phone. Fairweather was released on his own recognizance.