- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who warned that he may do something to “make the news” has been found guilty of threatening the human resources director at his former company.

Sixty-one-year-old Lewis T. Watkins was convicted this week on charges of stalking and making terroristic threats.

At trial, prosecutors played more than a dozen messages Watkins left last year for the HR director of a company near Lancaster. The HR director did not work for the company when Watkins was fired in 2012.

Prosecutors say Watkins told the man he had nothing to lose and threatened to show up at the company or the man’s home.

The company said it boosted security and hired private guards for HR director.



Watkins‘ bail was increased to $100,000 as he awaits sentencing.

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