Deputies: Man with sword threatened to kill tenants

John J. Moscatelli, 49, is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

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John J. Moscatelli, 49, is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

A North Naples man is facing a felony charge after Collier County sheriff’s deputies say he downed two bottles of pills and then threatened to kill his tenants with a sword.

John J. Moscatelli, 49, of the 100 block of Cypress Way East, is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

Just after midnight Sunday, Moscatelli called out to a man who rents a room in Moscatelli’s house, saying he had injected himself with two syringes and consumed two bottles of pills, according to an arrest report. The tenant went back to his room, where his wife was sleeping, and called authorities.

When Moscatelli learned the tenant had called deputies, he armed himself with a sword and punctured the door of their bedroom, reports said.

“I’m going to do something to you all if you don’t get out of my house,” Moscatelli said, according to reports. He also yelled several times that he was coming to kill them.

When deputies arrived, they attempted to kick the front door in, but Moscatelli blocked them, reports said. They ultimately used pepper spray and a stun gun to subdue Moscatelli. He was transported to a local hospital.

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