East County News Service
February 2, 2015 (La Mesa) – San Diego Police have arrested John David Weissinger, 53, of La Mesa for making a criminal threat against the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He is also charged with illegally owning, buying or selling an illegal large-capacity ammunition magazine.
Weissinger allegedly phoned the organization’s San Diego chapter in Kearny Mesa, according to a statement issued by Executive Director Hanif Mohebi.
“We hope this arrest sends a clear message that targeting Americans based on their faith or their civic participation will not be tolerated,” Mohebi said in the statement.
Weissinger is slated for arraignment on Tuesday.
This is not the first threat received by the Islamic advocacy group. UT San Diego reports that in October, the San Diego chapter notoifeid that FBI that it had received a letter referring to a “death sentence” along with a bag of an unknown substance mailed to the office.