Man charged with threatening Big 2.5 auto execs

We've all been frustrated with the Big 2.5 domestic automakers lately. While they've made enough bad decisions in the past to draw our ire, that's no reason to go threatening the auto execs with bodily harm. That's what one 30-year-old man from Yale, Michigan did. Patrick W. Hufford Jr. called into the Oakland Press on Monday and left a message threatening each CEO with "great bodily harm" if things didn't get better by April 1st.
That's right, Hufford gave Rick Wagoner, Alan Mulally and Tom LaSorda six days to improve the state of the auto industry. Talk about working under a deadline. Hufford's message indicated he was specifically upset about the auto industry and the union ( UAW), though he is apparently not employed by any of the automakers.

Today Hufford was arraigned on a two-count telecommunications misdemeanor warrant and then released on a personal bond. If convicted, he could spend six months in jail and pay a $1,000 fine.

[Source: The Detroit News]

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