Florida man charged with felony for threatening hotel manager through email: 'Made my girl cry now I must make him die'

David Ashworth, 51, allegedly called news outlets and threatened a hotel manager. (Source: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

On Saturday, a Sarasota, Fla., man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill a hotel manager.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, David Ashworth, 51, sent an email to a local news station in Tampa regarding his recent experience at a hotel located in Venice, Fla. In the email, he allegedly used racial slurs directed at the African-American male hotel manager. In the email, Ashworth also threatened the manager's life.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies report that Ashworth wrote in an email to local stations, including FOX 13, that the unnamed hotel “double charged his credit cards and kicks people out.”

According to WWSB, Ashworth, using an email address that belonged to his girlfriend, alleged that the manager ripped him off, and added that "when I take [the manager] out you will say I'm the bad guy." He allegedly added in the email, "I am taking him out next week when I say that you all don’t understand... He made my girl cry now I must make him die."

Deputies report that Ashworth admitted to the accusations and is now being charged with written threats to kill, which is a felony. His current bond is set at $7,500.

Local station FOX 1, and Sarasota County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s off-hours requests for comment.

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