Baton Rouge Police Department detectives arrested a 66-year-old white man on a terrorizing charge after he allegedly threatened to shoot several black people following an encounter he had with them at the Crossgates Mall in New York.
Gary M. Grzybowski of 6728 Pikes Lane in Baton Rouge is accused of calling a New York newspaper, the Albany Times Union, and leaving a voice message warning that he would take care of the people from the mall.
He allegedly referred to them using the “N” word in the message, and he said everyone should be warned, according to an affidavit.
The Albany Police Department contacted BRPD concerning the threat. When BRPD detectives questioned Grzybowski, he reportedly said he consumed too much alcohol before leaving the message.
Grzybowski also said he had no intention of harming anyone, and he said he likes black people, according to the affidavit.
Grzybowski was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.