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San Jose Man Threatened Chicago Mayor: Police



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    A Bay Area man with a beef against Chicago's mayor is behind bars for allegedly making death threats against the Windy City leader.

    Christopher Fox, 39, of San Jose, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of making a telephone threat against a public official. He allegedly left a message on the mayor's voicemail that he was going to shoot and kill the him.

    Fox is being held in the Santa Clara County, Calif., Jail on $1 million bond. Chicago is seeking to extradite Fox.

    The jail did not know if he had an attorney. WGN-TV in Chicago says Fox's mother told the station her son was upset over a comment Mayor Richard M. Daley made last week.

    At a news conference, Daley joked about putting a rifle up the "butt" of a reporter who questioned the mayor's antigun policies.