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Man Charged with Harassing KSDK Employees

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting a local man has been charged with harassing employees of St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK.

Thomas Duroso of Overland, MO, has been charged with six counts of misdemeanor harassment for posting threatening messages on employees’ facebook pages as well as making obscene and threatening phone calls since November 2012, according to the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office. Click here to view the probable cause statement posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

On April 2, police say Duroso made repeated calls to KSDK saying, “something bad would happen to the KSDK family.” He then showed up at the station, asking how he could get in the building.

A KSDK salesman recognized Duroso from a photo posted on the station bulletin board. The salesman called station executives who, in turn, called police.

The Post-Dispatch says Duroso’s bond was set at $1,000 cash and is prohibited from going near the station.

>UPDATE: A spokesperson for KSDK told TVSpy the safety and security of its employees is of the utmost importance to the station but had no further comment about the case.

A sample of a post from Duroso’s facebook page shows a disturbing trend of violent speech and paranoia, “U SEE WHY WE GOTTA JUST KILL EVERY LAST F#%^& 1 OF U CUZ YOULL NEVER BE ABLE 2 ADMIT 2 URSELF THAT THOMAS DUROSO A F#%^& 8TH GRADE DROPOUT AND HEROIN ADDICT CURRENTLY ON METHADONE IS THE ONLY 1 RIGHT AND ALL 6 BILLION PEOPLE ON THE PLANET IS WRONG AND I GET IT BUT IF I WASNT WHO I WAS AND READ THIS S&%$ FROM SOMELSE I WOULD KNOW THAT NO MAN CAN TALK LIKE THIS 4SURE”

Click here to view Doroso’s facebook page. Be warned, though.  It contains strong language.

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