Martin Thomas Pierro, whose twitter handle is @Cosmic Times, was arrested Friday after he allegedly responded to a tweet by Discepolo about an upcoming story by writing, “Someone is hiding in your house waiting to kill you…find out where…tonight at 11.”
— Cosmic Times (@CosmicTimes) October 23, 2013
@Cosmic Times then told Discepolo, “Oh come on that’s an old school broadcasters joke. I was just poking fun at your ‘teases’ for the nightly news,” after the anchor tweeted back, “Not something to joke about…not cool.”
Pierro told The Post by phone, “It was just a joke. Really. Now I’m facing criminal charges.”
A couple of Twitter users claiming to be friends of @Cosmic Times tweeted their dismay at having Pierro arrested.
— Mikal (@MikalG) December 7, 2013
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