(Closed) I just got a threatening voicemail

posted 9 years ago in Legal
Post # 32
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@SapphireSun:  I’m sure it varies from province to province but in BC I charged my ex with uttering threats (along with some other awful things) after he threatened to kill me and the guy I started seeing after him.

So I think in this case you would be able to charge.

Post # 33
94 posts
Worker bee

Call the police. This has happened to me and they came to my house to ask questions and said they were taking note of it. If it happened again, they would take action. It didn’t.

Post # 34
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@laciekate:  Right, but you knew who it was, and there was a legitimate fear that he would actually know your location and possibly have had the means to do it.  Domestic-esque situations like that are taken pretty seriously.

In this case, it’s just a random voice on the phone that she doesn’t recognize.  So the police would have to get an order to obtain the subscriber info, which is actually pretty hard to get, and often even if they do get it, it’s false/incomplete if it’s a cell number.  If she called and had the number I’d probably get an officer to give the number a call and tell them to stop being an idiot, and that they could potentially be charged with mischief/uttering threats but the chance of actually finding out who it is if it’s just a prank is pretty slim.

Post # 35
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrshunnybunches:  Make sure you write down any time he called, what was said/done if you can remember, and SAVE the v-mail. The police might be able to access the phone records if needed. That being said, please be careful and good luck!

Post # 38
1354 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mrshunnybunches:  Glad to hear the update! Also glad it seems more like a prank than a real threat. But still. Behavior like that shouldn’t be tolerated. :/

Post # 39
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrshunnybunches:  It’s too bad you can’t get ahold of that boy’s parents and show them what their son did.

Post # 40
394 posts
Helper bee

I would absolutely go right over to that kids house and give him and his parents a little scare. Let them know you got the message loud and clear, as did the cops, and that he picked the wrong person to prank.

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