Lacey, NJ man confronted Amazon driver for entering his ‘racist neighborhood,’ cops say
A Lacey Township man has been charged with bias intimidation and terroristic threats after asking a delivery driver whether he wanted to be shot in the head for entering his "racist neighborhood," according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
John Vincentini, 62, followed an Amazon driver into a cul-de-sac on Sept. 5 and parked his vehicle in an attempt to block the driver, prosecutors said.
Vincentini confronted the driver, asked the driver why he was in his neighborhood, and asked the driver whether he knew he was in a racist neighborhood, police said.
Then, according to police, Vincentini asked the driver whether he wanted him to get his rifle from his car and shoot the driver in the head.
The Amazon driver then drove away and contacted Lacey police.
Vincentini turned himself in on Oct. 5, police said. He was released on a summons pending an appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.
New Jersey 101.5 did not know Thursday afternoon whether Vincentini had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
On his Facebook page, Vincentini displays a photo of himself sitting on a motorcycle while holding a rifle. The caption says: "F*** JOE BIDEN. AND F*** YOU IF YOU VOTED FOR HIM."
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said hate crimes would not be tolerated.
"It is against the law to intimidate someone based upon their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or gender identity/expression," Billhimer said.
"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."