Aaron Burr, 24, of Middletown, is accused of threatening to put a gun to the head of workers who come to his apartment without calling first.
Among the people charged in Middletown this weekend is a 24-year-old man with a name straight out of history.
Aaron Burr was arrested at the Sagamore Hill Apartments on Washington Street.
Complex staff called police just before noon on Friday to report that Burr, 24, of Middletown, threatened to put a gun to the head of any worker who entered his apartment in the future without calling first, police said.
On Friday morning, a maintenance worker went to Burr’s apartment to fix a leaking toilet, and entered the unit after knocking four times and getting no response, according to police.
The worker said Burr, 24, of Middletown, and another person were in the apartment and said nothing while the repair was done.
At some time after this, Burr called apartment management and threatened that if staff entered his apartment again without calling first, he “would put a gun to their head,” police said.
When asked about the alleged threat, Burr told police, “Yes. If they come in here again without calling, I am going to put a gun to their head,” according to the arraignment report.
Police said Burr has valid pistol permits for a Glock .99 millimeter and a Springfield Armory .40 Caliber. Inside the apartment, police found both guns. The Springfield Armory was under the couch cushions and loaded with nine rounds of ammunition, police said
They also found a Colt M4 Carbine .22 caliber rifle and a safe, police said.
Burr was charged with first-degree threatening, held in lieu of $100,000 surety bond and is due in court today.
As history buffs will know, Burr holds the same name as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey in the late 1790s who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in 1804 during a duel.
Aaron Burr was also a household name after the 1993 “Got Milk” ad about a history buff who is trying to answer a $10,000 trivia question after eating peanut butter. You can watch it here.