Charges have been laid against a football player at Slippery Rock University after he allegedly threatened an off-campus security guard with a gun Thursday night.
According to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Za-Ki Favian Ricardo Lindo, 19, of Patterson, New Jersey, confronted the security guard about a parking pass issue.
The security guard told police he was attempting to tow Lindo’s vehicle when a verbal altercation began between the two. Lindo reportedly left but returned soon after, continuing to argue with the guard about being outside his apartment and threatening to beat him.
After returning to his apartment a second time, Lindo returned but this time went to his Toyota Camry and pulled out an AR-15 style rifle. While holding the rifle, the guard told police that Lindo told him “Just wait until I come back,” according to court documents. It was then that the security guard, who was unarmed, called the police.
Multiple officers from the PSP, Slippery Rock Borough and University Police responded to the compound just after 10 p.m., Slippery Rock University Police Chief Kevin Sharkey said.
Lindo was arrested without incident and placed in the Butler County Jail. He was released on Friday.
Police have charged Lindo with one count of uttering terroristic threats and one count of misdemeanor simple assault. He is also charged with harassment and misconduct, two summary misdemeanors.
Lindo signed with The Rock football team in 2020 as a defensive back, coming from Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey. He played three games with The Rock last year and was scheduled to play the spring game on Friday, but will not take the field, according to Jon Holtz, director of sports communications.
In an email to The Rocket, Holtz said the university is aware of the situation and is gathering more information. He added that SRU does not comment on ongoing investigations.
Lindo is scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joseph J. Nash on April 27 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.