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NYPD Sergeant Arrested For Allegedly Sending Vicious Messages to An Ex

By Aidan Gardiner | November 28, 2012 8:02am | Updated on November 29, 2012 2:57pm
 Sgt. John Randazzo was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment on Tuesday November 27, 2012. 
Sgt. John Randazzo was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment on Tuesday November 27, 2012. 
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GRAMERCY — An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested Tuesday for sending a slew of threatening text messages to an ex, officials said.

Sgt. John Randazzo, 44, is accused of harassing a woman who appeared to have mothered at least one child with him before ending their relationship to be with another man, according to the criminal complaint against him.

"I f---ing wish death upon you, but I love our children," Randazzo wrote to his unidentified victim on July 14, according to court documents.

The woman received the threats while within the Patrol Borough Manhattan North, documents show.

Randazzo went on to say he hoped the woman and her new lover die while riding his bike, documents show.

"I wish a violated death on both of you," he reportedly wrote to her. "You bleeding to death and laying there thinking how you messed this whole thing up."

Randazzo allegedly called and texted the woman on May 18, going so far as to write, "If you don't pick up the phone I will send a letter to [the Internal Affairs Bureau]."

It's unclear what he threatened to tell Internal Affairs or if the woman he was harassing was a member of the NYPD and thus under their jurisdiction.

Randazzo was processed within the 13th Precinct, an area that covers the Flatiron district, Gramercy Park, and Stuy Town, officials said.

The 20-year-veteran of the force served at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights, Queens, according to the Daily News.

Randazzo was the second NYPD sergeant arrested Tuesday. 

Sgt. Besemah Rogers, 42, was booked for slugging someone in the face while off-duty, police said. She got into an argument with a fellow passenger on a bus over luggage space, according to the New York Post.

A third cop was arrested Wednesday for keying a man's car after an argument, cops said.