Oregon man arrested for threatening lottery
By Todd Northrop
A Lebanon, Oregon, man was once arrested after he despatched a taking pictures risk in an electronic mail to the Oregon Lottery.
The Oregon State Police mentioned Jason David Ouellette, 42, was once arrested on suspicion of menacing Tuesday afternoon. 5½ hours previous Ouellette had despatched an e mail to the Lottery’s Salem headquarters with “an imminent threat to shoot and kill people,” the regulation enforcement company mentioned.
Ouellette was once jailed in Marion County with out incident, soldiers mentioned, however was once later launched from the prison because of overcrowding.
In a message equipped via Oregon State Police on Thursday, Ouellette apologized to any person on the lottery company anxious via the taking pictures risk and says he plans to get assist for his playing habit.
“I was angry at myself after losing a substantial amount of money playing a lottery machine the previous day,” mentioned Ouellette, 42. “I have struggled with gambling for many years.”
The police didn’t specify how much cash Ouellette misplaced.
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