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Pinellas Park police: Man threatens to kill officer on Facebook

A St. Petersburg man was arrested Monday on a charge that he threatened the life of a Pinellas Park police officer on Facebook, police said.

Bruce Allen Santee, 35, sounded off on Facebook about a traffic stop in Pinellas Park shortly after 2 a.m. Monday. In the post, he identified the officer who had pulled him over and offered $100 to anyone who would kill the officer, Pinellas Park police said.

Police said Santee had been a front-seat passenger in a car driven by a woman who failed to yield and was pulled over.

Santee was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Monday on a charge of making written threats to kill or do bodily injury, a second degree felony. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail Monday night in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Pinellas Park police: Man threatens to kill officer on Facebook 02/17/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 17, 2014 7:45pm]
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