Toms River Man Threatens to Turn Town Hall, Justice Complex “Upside Down”
The Toms River man who illegally spray painted a blue line on Hooper Avenue back in March is in trouble with the law again.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced Monday that David Giordano, 36, is charged this time with terroristic threats and false public alarm after allegedly uploading a series of videos to YouTube that included threatening to turn Toms River Town Hall and the Ocean County Justice Complex "upside down".
Prosecutor Billhimer explains that the charges against Giordano have been upgraded from third to second degree crimes because they occurred during a declared State of Emergency.
“On April 12, 2021, three videos were uploaded to a public YouTube Channel entitled ‘Toms River Police are the Best.’ These videos included images of Giordano, news coverage Giordano’s previous arrest in connection with painting a blue line on Hooper Avenue, images of the Ocean County Justice Complex as well as Toms River Township Town Hall - followed by a video of a homemade bulldozer destroying public buildings in Granby, Colorado in 2004. The videos also included graphics stating the person posting the video would turn Toms River Township Town Hall and the Ocean County Justice Complex “upside down.” An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit determined that Giordano produced and posted the videos to the YouTube Channel,” Prosecutor Billhimer said in a statement.
Giordano was arrested on Monday after Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Toms River Police and Berkeley Police executed court-authorized search warrants on two residences, one in Toms River and the other in Berkeley, where Giordano has called home.
Detectives recovered and seized several items during their search which contained digital evidence.
Giordano was arrested at a motor vehicle stop by Toms River Police and he was taken into custody without incident then brought to the Ocean County Jail, where he remains pending a detention hearing.