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Mayor imposes restraining order against caller

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on ABC7 Eyewitness Newsmakers, Aug. 13, 2009.

June 14, 2010 5:28:52 PM PDT
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has obtained a restraining order against a man who threatened him over the phone on Thursday.According to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, a staffer to the mayor received a threatening phone call Thursday from Daniel Molnar. Molnar allegedly threatened to "take him out," referring to the mayor.

LAPD officers arrested Molnar Thursday.

The L.A. District Attorney's Office on Monday declined to press charges due to lack of evidence, and Molnar was released from police custody.

Molnar allegedly stated: "The mayor knows who I am. The mayor is talking a lot of [expletive]. You tell him that I'm going to take him out."

In the declaration for the restraining-order request, Villaraigosa wrote: "I believe the threats uttered by Daniel John Molnar to be credible, and am concerned for the safety of the employees of my office, myself and my family when Daniel John Molnar is near."

The restraining order requires Molnar to stay at least 100 yards away from the mayor's home and from L.A. City Hall. Molnar is also prohibited from communicating with the mayor or his staff.

A police detective declared Molnar told police he thought the mayor was directly speaking to him through the television to threaten him.


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