Man Allegedly Angry Over Unplugged TV Arrested on Assault Charges
FRESNO – A man was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly threatened to shoot members of his family after someone unplugged the television.
The Fresno Police Department arrested 46-year-old Edward Rohrig and booked him in to Fresno County Jail on charges of suspected assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats.
Police responded to a trailer park on McKinley Avenue, between Marks Avenue and Highway 99, on Wednesday around 10:15 p.m. in response to a call about an armed disturbance.
When they arrived, officers were told that Rohrig was mad because one of the family members in the home unplugged the TV he was watching and refused to plug it back in, according to authorities.
Rohrig allegedly told the person he was going to shoot him and then walked into his bedroom. The family member ran away from the trailer out of concern that Rohrig, who had been drinking throughout the day, was going to make good on the threat, police said.
Another family member then confronted an armed Rohrig, who put a .357 Magnum revolver to the person’s head and threatened to shoot her if she did not reveal where the other family member had gone, police said.
The family members, who were not identified, were not injured during the incident.