An Arizona man was arrested after threatening to gun down Rep. Adam Schiff over the impeachment of Donald Trump, Police say.
Investigators identified 52-year-old Jan Peter Meister from Tucson, through phone records as the caller who left a threatening message on Schiff’s office voicemail.
“I’m gonna f-cking blow your brains out you f-cking piece of shit,” Meister says on the recording played by police, according to court documents.
He reportedly told investigators he had been watching Fox News before making the call.
Meister, who has felony convictions for aggravated drunken driving and second-degree rape, admitted to owning a muzzleloader rifle.
His rights to possess firearms were restored by a Maricopa County court and his three DUIs expunged.
Investigators later executed a search warrant and found the muzzleloader, along with an AR-15 rifle, a .380-caliber handgun and a 9-mm handgun, as well as various ammunition.
Meister, who is a registered sex offender, was charged with making threats through interstate commerce, and prosecutors intend to charge him with unlawful possession of firearms.