PLAINVILLE - A West Hartford man accused of implying to his employer, a Plainville company, that he was going to show up to work with a gun has applied for a program that could spare him prosecution.
Kazi Mansoor, 53, applied for Accelerated Rehabilitation during a hearing Thursday in Bristol Superior Court.
Mansoor was arrested last month after he allegedly said, "Don't make me come down there, I have a 9 (millimeter)," while speaking to an employee who handles the phones at Suburban Transportation, at 320 East St., on May 3, according to the warrant for his arrest.
The woman on the phone line, the warrant continued, initially laughed and thought Mansoor was joking. But he replied, "I'm being serious, I will go to the office," the document said.
The incident was reported to police, who set up an interview with Mansoor and his supervisor. He allegedly admitted to making the statement about the gun, saying he didn't mean it and that he was upset with his work assignments.
Police found that Mansoor does not have a pistol permit or any guns registered.
If granted Accelerated Rehabilitation, Mansoor could be on a form of pretrial probation for up to two years. During that time he would be ordered to avoid any further arrests and comply with any other conditions a judge sets forth. If successful, the charges would be dropped.
Mansoor will find out on his next court date, on July 19, if he's eligible for the program and if a judge feels it is appropriate.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.