Joseph “Joe” Nestor Mondello, a former GOP Senatorial staffer and lobbyist, held a gun at a computer technician in his home because he wanted him to work faster.
Sure, no stress intended, just get in there and work faster or he’ll kill you. It’s no wonder that Conservatives want to get rid of unions – with police unions being their only exception.
Addicting Info reports:
Mondello, a lobbyist and self-proclaimed “communications expert” (who is unable to fix his own computer) became a bit perturbed when a technician working on his computer said he needed to run out to grab a part he needed for the repairs. According to Arlington County Police spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck, the news that he might have to wait a bit for the Dell technician to get what he needed to do the job “sent our subject over the edge.”
On Monday at about 11:00 a.m., the computer tech for Dell reported to a house in Arlington, Virginia, to try to fix the computer.
The Arlington Patch reports:
The tech told the homeowner, Joseph “Joe” Nestor Mondello, 50, that he would have to leave because he needed a part to fix the computer, police said.
The tech’s news “sent our subject over the edge,” said Dustin Sternbeck, Arlington County Police spokesman. “He became furious and clearly agitated,” telling the tech ”you’re not leaving this house until the computer is fixed.”
At that point, Mondello, 50, left the room, then returned with what looked like a gun held at his side, and began pacing back and forth, said Sternbeck, telling the tech ”I’m going to kill you slowly.”
Mondello’s wife heard her husband making threats and came downstairs then got between her husband and the tech.
That’s when the tech was able to flee the residence to contact his office for someone to alert a 9-1-1, dispatcher, Sternbeck said.
A SWAT team was dispatched to the house and search warrants were executed which resulted in Mondello turning himself in.
Mondello was subsequently arrested Monday night after his Second Amendment outburst and charged with abduction.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Modello previously worked with the Loeffler Group, LLP, Office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and on the U.S. House Committee on Banking & Financial Services.
What the tech believed to be a ”gun” turned out to be a fake.
Sternbeck said, “They look like the real thing,” adding that, “replica weapons have serious consequences as well.”
On the positive side, don’t you feel better about your boss now?
Lest we forget, Tamir Rice was shot dead within seconds of police arriving on the scene while holding a toy gun.
Photo: Arlington County Police