The man who allegedly avenged his DUI arrest in Brisbane last summer by calling the arresting officer 152 times — leaving 54 messages over three weeks — failed to show up to court Tuesday for the start of his jury trial.
However, Khalil Jaser, 48, of Burlingame appears to continue his activity on Twitter. Using an account under his name, tweets have threatened the Brisbane police officer; dozens of bizarre anti-Semitic rants have also been posted.
The officer-taunting began soon after Jaser’s July 28 arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, according to prosecutors.
Two days after the arrest, the account associated with Jaser, a self-proclaimed Palestinian Christian, tweeted that the officer should “come clean” about the incident. Subsequent posts said, “I am dead serious, you have 24 hours….or else!!” and, “Kiss the police officer between the eyes.”
The threats turned worse, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, the officer reportedly received seven voice mails. In one, Jaser allegedly told the officer he “better not go to work.” In another, he reportedly said, “Boom, you’re dead motherf-----.”
On Sept. 5, the officer called Jaser and asked him what he meant by those threats. Jaser reportedly “told the officer he knew what he meant,” Wagstaffe said.
That conversation was reportedly followed by the three-week deluge of calls and messages to the officer.
Jaser, who has been out of custody since posting bail Nov. 29, was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday on charges of threats, harassment and resisting arrest. But he failed to show up, Wagstaffe said, and a $150,000 bench warrant for his arrest was issued.
The Twitter account geolocation information shows the posts were made from Burlingame on Wednesday and San Francisco last weekend. Jaser responded to an email from The San Francisco Examiner on Wednesday by asking what the inquiry was about, but did not respond further.
The Twitter account associated with Jaser has bizarre and often unintelligible posts wishing death upon Jews, particularly “Yanki-Jews.” On Wednesday, there was the tweet, “Back to blackmail!! I kinda like it now .mafia terrorrism and talmudic ethics + masonic values. Thats me hahaha.”
Brisbane police said they don’t fear Jaser. Police know to be aware of their surroundings while off duty, Officer Lester Vega said, adding that some carry their guns after work.