Ocean County authorities reported that John Vincentini, 62, of Lacey Township, was charged with Bias Intimidation and Terroristic Threats in connection with an incident that occurred in Lacey Township on September 5th.
Authorities say an investigation was conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crime Unit and Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau.
They determined that on September 5th, Vincentini was operating a motor vehicle in Lacey Township and followed an Amazon delivery driver into a cul-de-sac as the driver was making deliveries.
Vincentini parked his vehicle in such a way as to block the Amazon driver’s vehicle and proceeded to confront the driver with questions.
Questioned why the driver was in his neighborhood and inquired whether the driver understood that it was a racist neighborhood.
Vincentini then asked the driver whether he wanted him to return to his car, get his rifle, and shoot the driver in the head. The Amazon driver then drove away and contacted the Lacey Township Police Department.
On October 5th Vincentini surrendered himself to the Lacey Township Police Department. He was processed and released on a summons pending future appearances in Ocean County Superior Court.
“It is against the law to intimidate someone based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or gender identity/expression. Individuals that employ hatred, intolerance, and prejudice with a purpose to intimidate will be investigated and, if warranted - prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crime Unit and Lacey Township Detective Bureau for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation.