An Arizona man with a historical past of menacing native leaders was arrested Saturday for threatening to execute an area Rabbi and “each different JEW I can discover tonight at midnight of your Sabbath.”
Jeffrey Mindock, 50, allegedly sent an antisemitic email with the topic line “HITLER WAS RIGHT RABBI” to the spiritual chief of a Scottsdale synagogue the morning earlier than his arrest, based on an arrest affidavit seen by The Post.
Mindock viciously berated the Jewish folks within the message earlier than attempting to intimidate the Rabbi to assist absolve Mindock of legal costs he faces in state district court docket for beforehand threatening the lives of different locals.
“As I’ve watched the atrocities unfolding in Palestine, I’ve come to the conclusion that YOU individuals are accountable for every little thing evil on this world. Zionist Jews management every little thing from the courts to the banks to the media,” Mindock allegedly wrote.
“We each know that you’re in management. I’m supplying you with till midnight tonight to persuade your servant, Utah Fifth District Court [sic] to drop the fees towards me.
“If you don’t use your affect to proper this improper I’ll execute you and each different JEW I can discover tonight at midnight of your Sabbath.”
Mindock then provided to fulfill with the Rabbi in particular person for additional communication earlier than signing the e-mail: “Shalom, Viktor Sitkevicz.”
Despite utilizing an electronic mail area owned by a overseas entity to disguise his true location, Mindock willingly provided his dwelling handle to fulfill the Rabbi in particular person, federal authorities stated.
The location matched motorized vehicle data itemizing the handle as Mindock’s Tempe dwelling.
The disturbing electronic mail was not the primary that Mindock has despatched out since being charged in 2021 for threatening to homicide a neighborhood member — telling the person he had sufficient weapons, ammunition and explosives to kill SWAT groups, authorities stated.
In August, Mindock allegedly despatched a threatening electronic mail to an lawyer and the “Zionist sympathizer” judge assigned to the case claiming within the topic line that the judge “will die.”
Mindock demanded that the court docket schedule a “listening to/execution” date the place he would personally dangle the judge for “aiding the Israelites” within the pursuit of an injunction towards Mindock after he allegedly threatened to kill one other particular person.
“He will dangle from the gallows for his crime,” said the e-mail, which additionally included the handle to Mindock’s dwelling and was despatched from an handle containing the phrase “sitkevicz.”
During his preliminary court docket look, he allegedly threatened to “execute” one other judge and two different people if the judge dominated towards him — including that Unibomber Ted Kaczynski is his “hero.”
He was additionally the topic of a 2020 FBI investigation for threatening the lifetime of a neighbor after which telling police he refused to be arrested quietly.
“It’s going to finish badly for him,” Mindock stated, based on paperwork.