- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Conservative commentator and National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch required police assistance early Tuesday morning due to threatening phone calls.

A man who calling himself “DaynuhEatinLash” on Twitter told the author “u will be assaulted by me” on June 23. The ominous tweets soon turned into threatening phone calls when she addressed the situation Monday night.

“Be aware — the guy on Twitter just called me and threatened to come to my house. I’m calling the police,” she tweeted. “I recorded the call of the man who called me and threatened to hurt me. On the phone with the police now. ‘You’re going to learn your lesson,’ he threatened.”

The individual then called while law enforcement personnel were inside Mrs. Loesch’s home.

“Police are at my house. Man just literally called while the officers are in my house. Officer answered my phone,” Mrs. Loesch tweeted at 2:36 a.m. EST. “We also spoke with the police about SWATting threats, because the dude on the phone threatened me with that, too. […] We filed a report with the police. The case will transfer tomorrow to detectives. We are going to pursue to the fullest extent of the law. […] We are going to track him down. This won’t be over until he’s ID’d and convicted.”

“The Dana Show” radio host said she spent one hour speaking with officers. Audio of the phone calls and screencaps of the online threats will be used to obtain a warrant for the man’s IP address.

Last month Mrs. Loesch became a Special Adviser on Women’s Policy for the NRA, which gives the “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America” author another platform to defend the Second Amendment.

“Dana is a talented and influential leader and communicator,” NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a statement, the Washington Times reported on June 16. “In her role as an NRA Commentator, as well as leading the fight for freedom for more than a decade, she has become a leading voice for Second Amendment freedom and a tremendous advocate for the rights of American women.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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