Telemarketer charged with threatening Southington woman

Published on Friday, 29 November 2019 19:46


SOUTHINGTON - A telemarketer faces threatening charges for allegedly seeking his revenge against a Southington woman who was “rude” to him.

Resat Yurdakul, 39, of New Jersey, allegedly called the woman numerous times from a blocked phone number, saying things like “I’m going to come and slit your throat” and “I know where you live,” according to the arrest warrant. The complainant said the caller knew her address, and that she had received the calls for about a month.

“You don’t know what I’m capable of doing to you,” the suspect said during one of the calls.

According to the warrant, Yurdakul initially denied any involvement in the harassing phone calls. Upon being told an officer verified that they came from his phone, he admitted that he wanted to get back at the victim after she was “extremely rude” to him when he had first called her, as he worked as a telemarketer, the warrant continued.

Yurdakul said he made a note of her phone number at work and called her multiple times from his personal phone, blocking his number, police wrote in the warrant. He faces four counts of second-degree threatening and one count each of second-degree harassment, second-degree stalking and second-degree breach of peace.

The victim reported the harassing phone calls to police on Feb. 23, saying she wanted the caller arrested.

Police in June were able to get a full confession from Yurdakul, the warrant said. Although the warrant for his arrest was signed that month, it would be several more months before he was arrested.

Yurdakul is free on $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Jan. 6.

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

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Friday, 29 November 2019 19:46. Updated: Friday, 29 November 2019 19:49.