REDWOOD CITY -- A Burlingame man, angry after getting a DUI, called the arresting officer not once, not twice but 152 times -- leaving 54 messages in the process -- over three weeks, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

As a result, 48-year-old Khalil Jaser is slated for trial in San Mateo County Superior Court on harassment, threats and resisting arrest charges. But he didn't show up in court Tuesday morning and San Mateo County Judge Jonathan Karesh issued a warrant for his arrest, prosecutors said. He had been out of jail on $100,000 bail.

The alleged harassment began about a month after a Brisbane police officer -- who authorities have not identified -- arrested Jaser for misdemeanor drunken driving on July 28, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Khalil Jaser, 48, of Burlingame faces harassment charges for calling a police officer over 150 times after a DUI arrest.
Khalil Jaser, 48, of Burlingame faces harassment charges for calling a police officer over 150 times after a DUI arrest. (Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Then between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, Jaser left the officer seven voice-mail messages threatening him if he went to work and warning him to be careful on the streets. One message allegedly said "Boom, you're dead," according to Wagstaffe.

Prosecutors say the officer called the suspect back on Sept. 5 and ordered him to stop calling. Instead of heeding the warning, the suspect launched into the three-week calling spree that led to his arrest.

Jaser's defense attorney didn't immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.

Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.com.



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