Plainville man who alluded to being the devil threatened to skin police, burn them alive and kill one officer's family

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:06


PLAINVILLE -- A local man threatened to blow up the police department during a hate-fueled tirade in which he alluded to being the devil and told police he would skin and torture them, burn them, blow them up and kill one officer’s entire family.

Jason Desanzo, 31, of 160 Whiting St., told one officer he would remove three to four layers of skin to torture him, according to the police report. He told the same policeman he was going to kill his family, starting with his parents, then his siblings before moving on to his cousins, the report said.

The 31-year-old faces two counts of interfering with an officer/resisting and one count each of first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and failure to comply with fingerprint requirements.

According to the report, Desanzo walked to the police department on Neal Court on Nov. 8 after police had gone to his residence twice in response to noise complaints, giving him multiple warnings. In the lobby, he told a dispatcher he would blow up the department if his soda got warm before he began climbing the dispatch window, the report said.

Desanzo was then handcuffed and taken into custody, where police said he “stated that he was going to kill us all, skin us, burn us to death, blow us up, and yelled racial slurs….” He was uncooperative during the booking process, made several references to being the devil and told police officers they were “all going to pay,” the report said.

According to the report, Desanzo, who police said appeared to be under the influence of some kind of narcotic, admitted to occasionally using marijuana and cocaine, but he would not tell officers if he had used PCP. He became increasingly agitated and did not respond to de-escalation techniques, trying to fight police as they attempted to fingerprint him, police wrote in the report.

Police said they took Desanzo to the ground when he tried to fight them before they called for an ambulance to evaluate him based on his erratic behavior. He was taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and discharged after a few hours.

While being transferred back to police custody, Desanzo tried escaping in the Emergency Department, police said in their report. The officer was able to grab him and place him on a hospital bed. Then, as he was being escorted to a police cruiser, Desanzo told the officer when he gets out he would kill his family, starting with his parents, siblings and cousins, the report said.

Desanzo screamed and banged his head on the plastic divider between the front and rear seats as he was driven to the police department, according to police. Once there, he refused to walk and had to be assisted to a cell.

In the cell, police said, Desanzo pulled his pants down and “would shake his buttocks to the cameras and slap it.” He made vulgar comments and continued his threats before exposing his genitalia to the camera and making a remark about wanting a female officer, according to the report. He then made comments about his soda being warm, though police noted he did not have any beverage.

Police tried to complete the booking process with Desanzo four times. During the last attempt, he again made comments about removing the officer’s skin and said he “would come see me afterward to presumably carry out his torture plan he made for me,” the report noted.

Desanzo was arraigned last week in New Britain Superior Court, where a judge lowered the $250,000 bond police set to $100,000, which he has not posted. He is due back in court on Jan. 8 and has not entered a plea to the charges.

In their report, police said Desanzo has a history of criminal convictions for threatening, probation violations, assaults and domestic violence.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:06. Updated: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:09.