Man's threats to Mounties and their families draws jail

Kamloops Daily News
December 10, 2010 01:00 AM

Telling RCMP officers he would rape and kill their wives and children "wasn't a very nice thing to say," the man behind the threats told a judge Thursday.

Daniel Scott Curtis, 35, was charged with numerous offences following a series of events between Kamloops and Little Fort Oct. 31.

Curtis, who was badly intoxicated, was driving from Kamloops on Highway 5 when he picked up three drunk women who wanted a ride to Barriere. Along the way he assaulted one of the women and crashed the car into a ditch.

When RCMP officers arrived, Curtis got belligerent. Over the course of the next couple of hours, the man became increasing verbally and physically aggressive, the judge heard.

Several times he threatened he would kill the officers, and rape and murder their wives and children.

"Your kids are going to die. I will make you hurt. You're done, I know who you are," Curtis reportedly told one of the officers at one point.

Provincial court judge Hermann Rohrmoser described Curtis's conduct as "disturbed, deranged and threatening."

"It's the kind of behaviour that can't be tolerated and won't be," said the judge.

Rohrmoser jailed Curtis for almost nine months, taking into account 40 days the man has already been in jail.

Curtis apologized to the court for his actions.

"It wasn't a very nice thing to say, what I said to those police officers," Curtis told the judge. "I don't remember it, but that's no excuse."

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