A man threatening to blow up a Work and Income office claimed to be God.
On November 1 last year, Jason Adam Beckford made 21 abusive phone calls to Work and Income, including threatening to blow up the Lower Hutt office and giving his name as God.
In Blenheim District Court yesterday, the 44-year-old vineyard worker, of Riversdale in Marlborough, admitted a charge of misusing a telephone. He was remanded on bail to November 13 for sentencing.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Lucas said when Beckford began making the series of abusive phone calls he used a series of false names including God.
During the fourth call he became increasingly upset and told the call centre staff, "I will come to your office and blow it up."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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