Punxsutawney Man Allegedly Threatens to Stab Victim’s 7-Year-Old Son, Then Victim

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man faces 85 counts relating to an alleged incident that began on August 4. The accused allegedly threatened to stab the victim’s son, her friend, and then the victim “in the heart over and over again.”

According to court documents, 38-year-old Patrick Albert Simon, of Punxsutawney, faces charges of stalking, harassment, and terroristic threats.

On August 6, 2014, Officer Heath Zeitler took a complaint from a female victim who came to Punxsutawney Borough Police station and reported that she is “deathly afraid” that Patrick Simon, of Punxsutawney, is going to harm her and son and other friends of hers.

She told Officer Zeitler that she has gone to court previously and had him arrested for assaulting her. Since then, she has attempted to get back together with him. She said that it was a mistake and that he still is threatening her. On August 4, 2014, Simon was allegedly calling her, her friend, and family’s phones. He was also allegedly calling to her place of work. This allegedly has been one call after another of threatening and name calling phone calls. He has allegedly told her several times that he is “coming to kill you, your son (who is 7-years-old) and your friend.”

He also allegedly told her, “First I will stab your son, then your friend, making you watch them die. And then I will stab you in the heart over and over again.”

He allegedly called her a snitch and before he was going to prison, he allegedly told her he was “going BIG by killing all of you.”

She also told Officer Zeitler that he has beaten her in the past several times. She said that she has never been afraid of anyone like this before in her life and fears for her safety and son’s along with friends and family. She reports that he is not safe and very dangerous and has excellent military training and is scared to death of him.

She provided a list of times that he has called her. She said that she told him several times to stop calling, but he still continued. The list was from 8-4-2014 to 8-5-2014. Simon has called or had attempted to call her 4 times on August 4, starting at 4:46 p.m. until 19:54 p.m. Then on August 5, he called or attempted to call her 37 times between 10:24 a.m. and 10:16 p.m. She reported that on August 6, he was calling her over and over again at work.

Officer Zeitler interviewed the victim’s friend who reported that Simon was allegedly calling his phone and the victim’s home phone and would not stop. Simon has allegedly called him names and has made threats on his life along with threats of stabbing the victim and her son. The friend reported that Simon has allegedly called and/or texted his phone 83 times in the last two days. The friend told him to stop or he would file for harassment. He allegedly continued to do so.

Officer Zeitler called Simon on August 6, 2014, at approximately 8:00 p.m. and told him of the complaint that was filed against him. When he asked for a good address for him, he allegedly told Officer Zietler that he didn’t have one; he was living under a bridge.

A preliminary hearing will be held in front of Magisterial District Judge Douglas Robert Chambers. A date has not yet been scheduled.

Simon faces the following offenses:

– 3 counts of Terroristic Threats W/Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– 41 counts of Stalking – Repeatedly Communicating To Cause Fear, Misdemeanor 1
– 41 counts of Harassment – Communication Repeatedly in Another Manner, Misdemeanor 3

In a separate case, charges of Simple Assault and Harassment were filed against Simon stemming from a May 27, 2014, incident. The case is currently making its way through the system.

No other information is available.


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