An Arizona man with a history of menacing local leaders was arrested Saturday for threatening to execute a local Rabbi and “every other JEW I can find tonight at midnight of your Sabbath.”
Jeffrey Mindock, 50, allegedly sent an antisemitic email with the subject line “HITLER WAS RIGHT RABBI” to the religious leader of a Scottsdale synagogue the morning before his arrest, according to an arrest affidavit viewed by The Post.
Mindock viciously berated the Jewish people in the message before trying to intimidate the Rabbi to help absolve Mindock of criminal charges he faces in state district court for previously threatening the lives of other locals.
“As I have watched the atrocities unfolding in Palestine, I have come to the realization that YOU people are to blame for everything evil in this world. Zionist Jews control everything from the courts to the banks to the media,” Mindock allegedly wrote.
“We both know that you are in control. I am giving you until midnight tonight to convince your servant, Utah Fifth District Court [sic] to drop the charges against me.
“If you do not use your influence to right this wrong I will execute you and every other JEW I can find tonight at midnight of your Sabbath.”
Mindock then offered to meet with the Rabbi in person for further communication before signing the email: “Shalom, Viktor Sitkevicz.”
Despite using an email domain owned by a foreign entity to disguise his true location, Mindock willingly offered his home address to meet the Rabbi in person, federal authorities said.
The location matched motor vehicle records listing the address as Mindock’s Tempe home.
The disturbing email was not the first that Mindock has sent out since being charged in 2021 for threatening to murder a community member — telling the man he had enough guns, ammunition and explosives to kill SWAT teams, authorities said.
In August, Mindock allegedly sent a threatening email to an attorney and the “Zionist sympathizer” judge assigned to the case claiming in the subject line that the judge “will die.”
Mindock demanded that the court schedule a “hearing/execution” date where he would personally hang the judge for “aiding the Israelites” in the pursuit of an injunction against Mindock after he allegedly threatened to kill another person.
“He will hang from the gallows for his crime,” stated the email, which also included the address to Mindock’s home and was sent from an address containing the word “sitkevicz.”
During his initial court appearance, he allegedly threatened to “execute” another judge and two other individuals if the judge ruled against him — adding that Unibomber Ted Kaczynski is his “hero.”
He was also the subject of a 2020 FBI investigation for threatening the life of a neighbor and then telling police he refused to be arrested quietly.
“It’s going to end badly for him,” Mindock said, according to documents.
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