The gun looked real enough to a Dell computer technician when GOP lobbyist and former staffer to Kay Bailey Hutchison aimed it at him and told him to work faster or he would "kill him slowly."
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.”
“He became furious and clearly agitated,” Sternbeck said. Mondello told the tech ”you’re not leaving this house until the computer is fixed” — a feat that would be difficult to accomplish without the needed parts. That’s when former Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s one-time Legislative Director decided a Second Amendment Solution was in order. He left the room and returned with a what appeared to be a gun, telling the tech:
”I’m going to kill you slowly.”
When the police arrived they found out the gun was a toy gun with the tab removed, sort of like the toy gun Tamir Rice had on him when he was shot by police. But this time, the Guy With The Gun lived to tell the tale.
Mondello’s wife came downstairs upon hearing the threats and stood between her husband and the man he was terrorizing. The tech then fled the house and called 911 after contacting his office. A SWAT team was sent to Mondello’s residence and search warrants were executed. Eventually, he turned himself in. He was arrested Monday night and charged with abduction. The “gun” turned out to be a replica.
“They look like the real thing,” Sternbeck said. “Replica weapons have serious consequences as well.”
Ammosexuals at play. Aren't they precious?