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Man threatens to kill city employees for turning off water
Lino Perez
Lino Perez was arrested for making terrorist threats after he allegedly said he would kill a city worker for turning off his water supply for non-payment of service. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

A man who threatened to kill a city worker for turning off his water service for non-payment of charges on Wednesday was arrested.

The city water employee went to a home in the 900 block of Willow Lake Way on Wednesday to turn off the water. When the worker told the occupants that he was shutting the water off until payment was made, Lino Perez, 45, of Ceres, confronted him and threatened to kill.

Perez was seen driving Thursday morning on a suspended license and arrested. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of making terrorist threats and driving on a suspended license.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was also contacted because Perez gave multiple names and is believed to be in the country illegally.