KEY POINTS

  • Caleb Burczyk has been charged with class C felony counts of burglary and terrorizing
  • Surveillance video from the victim's house showed the suspect kicking the door
  • Burczyk is scheduled for a hearing on Jan. 27

A North Dakota man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his ex-boss for ignoring his Facebook friend request.

Caleb Burczyk, 29, was charged with class C felony counts of burglary and terrorizing for sending threatening messages to his former employer. 

Burczyk had sent a friend request to his ex-boss on Christmas Eve. He allegedly started sending threatening messages to him as the latter failed to respond.

"Accept my friend request or I'm going to murder you," he wrote in a message, according to the probable cause affidavit filed in Northwest District Court, reported local news outlet Williston Herald.

As there was no response even after two days, Burczyk went to his ex-boss's home and kicked the front door. He allegedly threatened to "fire up his pickup and come and find him." He also sent him a picture of his pick-up truck.

He also posted a photo of himself on Snapchat saying that the victim's family would need a new front door. The photo showed him wearing a black cap, black vest and red and black plaid long-sleeve shirt.

Police recovered CCTV footage from the victim's house, which showed a man wearing the same outfit kicking the front door on Dec. 26, according to the court documents.

The victim's name had not been revealed. The suspect's Facebook profile showed that he worked as a wireline operator at GR Energy services until March, reported New York Post.

Burczyk was arrested on Dec. 29 and was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27 for a preliminary hearing. His bond was set at $25,000.

The legal term terrorizing includes a threat to commit any crime of violence or an act dangerous to human life. A person can be found guilty if he or she falsely informs another person that a situation dangerous to human life or commission of a crime of violence is imminent knowing that the information is false.