Racist man threatened local psychic with violence in extortion scheme, police say

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lights-and-sirensSEATTLE — Police are helping a local psychic and ethnic Romani woman secure an anti-harassment order after a 66-year-old man repeatedly called her shop and threatened her life, SPD officers said.

According to police, the unidentified woman owns an International District psychic-reading business. She first called police on Dec. 28 after receiving several alarming phone calls from an angry man, allegedly threatening to send another man to her shop and break all her windows unless she paid him off.

The shop’s owner called police, but police weren’t able to track down the man since the number he called from was blocked.

The situation calmed until Friday, when again the man called and threatened the psychic, claiming he would kill her. The woman managed to write down the man’s number and called police.

Seattle police contacted the man, and he expressed an intense dislike for the Romani People — the preferred term for gypsies — police said. Police also learned the man had a long history of threatening Romani people. They instructed the man never to contact the victim again, and warned him that he may be on the hook for harassment charges.

Officers helped the frightened woman close up shop Friday and gave her information about obtaining an anti-harassment order.

Police have referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges of telephone harassment.

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  • Joe Camel

    I hate psychics for they prey on the weak and take their money. They are vultures! But that doesn't mean I want to hurt them or racist. I think people who perform these services should be illegal for they are frauds.

    The have no idea what tomorrow will bring for their clients and as far as communicating with the dead, the dead are dead and their is a chasm between them and us and we are unable to communicate with them and them us.

  • Stephanie

    Psychics aren't just people that supposedly can predict the future. They often times help people overcome obstacles in their life and offer sound advice and guidance. I think psychics are more like an advisor, than an actual fortune teller.

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