Fairfield cops arrest fired BJ's worker who posted Facebook threats
Updated 10:38 am, Thursday, February 24, 2011
A 28-year-old Bridgeport recently fired from BJ's Wholesale Club in Fairfield was charged Wednesday with posting threats against former co-workers on a Facebook page.
James Sego, of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, was taken into custody about noontime at his home following a morning-long search during which Sego was described as possibly "armed and dangerous."
The Facebook page showed two revolver-style hand guns with name of six BJ's employees written on the firearm chambers, according to police. Officials at the Black Rock Turnpike store reported the threatening web page to police Tuesday night, and while officers were at the store Wednesday morning following up on the report, an employee received a text message from Sego asking why the police were there.
"He was watching BJ's and knew police were on the scene," said Sgt. Sue Lussier, a Fairfield police spokesman. "That indicated to us he was a danger and could possibly have gone back there."
Patrol units were told to be on the lookout for the man's car, a "beat up" Toyota Camry-type vehicle missing a hubcap. The suspect was fired from BJs three weeks ago for being "loud, boisterous and having a bad temper," according to Lussier.
Relatives of the man apparently also work at BJs, and he may have dropped someone off in the morning.
Sego was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.