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Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:57

Man who is charged with disorderly conduct for Jan. 17 incident at UPS Store later told police he was just kidding

    A man accused of telling the manager of the Grafton UPS Store that the AT&T cable TV box he wanted to ship was filled with anthrax and that he hoped the AT&T employees who received it died was charged last week with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
    When confronted by police shortly after the Wednesday, Jan. 17, incident, David J. Turiciano, a 44-year-old lawyer from Grafton, admitted to making those comments but said they were intended to be a joke, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.
    Turiciano walked into the UPS Store at 1369 Port Washington Rd. just after 3 p.m. with an AT&T U-Verse cable box and talked to the manager, who said she refused to take the box after Turiciano made the comments about anthrax. She said he then left the store with the box, uttering what she believed to be a Russian expletive, the criminal complaint states.
    Authorities tracked Turiciano down, and members of the Ozaukee County and City of Milwaukee Fire Department HASMAT teams, as well as the Grafton Fire Department, tested his car and the box. No signs of anthrax were detected, according to the complaint.
    The box was turned over to the FBI for more thorough testing.
    Turiciano pleaded not guilty to the disorderly conduct charge during a court hearing Thursday, Jan. 18. Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy set his bail at a $1,000 signature bond and ordered him not to have contact with UPS or AT&T stores.
    Court records indicate Turiciano is representing clients in a handful of civil cases pending in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.Daily Press