Police have identified the man arrested for allegedly threatening municipal officials and residents in Weston and New Canaan following an overnight standoff as Scott DeiCas, a former school bus driver and self-described "leader of the LSD revolution."
The 48-year-old New Canaan resident, pictured right, has been charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree computer crimes – both class D felonies – for posting threats on the Internet that referenced "death and destruction" and included "be prepared the Zionist scum," Weston Police Chief John Troxell told Patch.
"We felt that this was a credible threat," Troxell said.
DeiCas – or "Scotty Nasty DeiCas," as he calls himself on a self-tailored YouTube site where he advocates for LSD and counsels on the drug's use – was a school bus driver for Weston public schools for two years until 2009, when complaints of strange behavior from parents and students led to his reassignment by the town Board of Education, Troxell said.
This week, threatening comments posted under his screen name appeared in Internet chat rooms and on the YouTube site.
One post attributed to DeiCas' YouTube screen name reads: "KILL THE BEAST; I will start with the_ Weston, Connecticut Town Government!!!" Another reads: "The New Canaan, Connecticut pigs are dishonorable_ sacks of (expletive).
The police investigation kicked off following what Troxell called "a suspicious message" left on the voicemail of an administrative assistant at the Weston Board of Education. Innocently following up on the message, the administrative assistant phoned DeiCas back and found him abrupt, Troxell said.
"He hung up on her and she thought it was not normal," he said. "She thought it would be a Weston number but when she did a reverse phone book search, it turned out to be a New Canaan resident."
She identified DeCais through a basic search on the Internet and found some of his threatening remarks, Troxell said. She then notified the police in Weston, who soon obtained the warrant for DeiCas' arrest and partnered with the New Canaan Police Department in an investigation. Police say they arrived at the DeiCas house at 295 Ponus Ridge at about 10:30 p.m. Friday. DeiCas refused to surrender, leading to an overnight standoff that ended at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, after police surrounded the house, used a "flashbang" device to create a distraction and sent in a police dog. DeiCas eventually surrendered without further incident, New Canaan police have told Patch.
In an unusual twist, much of the back-and-forth between DeiCas and police negotiators has been captured in a YouTube chat.
Troxell said the screen name identified as "CTOpCop" in the exchange below is a member of the New Canaan Police Department.
CTOpCop: Hey Scott, I am the Officer you were asking for. The tall guy with the goatee. I am Officer (removed). I am also outside your house. If you feel comfortable talking to me via these comments I am willing to listen. Nobody here wants to see you get hurt. Talk to me_ here and lets figure this thing out together.
DeiCas Screen Name: Yes; you are an honorable person in a dishonorable mess. You are the only one on the force I forgive. Please remember you are a pig and I will only_ talk to the ACLU.
CTOpCop: Thanks for responding Scott and yes I am an honarable_ person. Thanks for seeing that. Here is the truth. Your power is about to be cut. I would like to talk to you. I am outside in the command post. My direct line is (removed) ( I am the only one who will answer) This is a situation that you and I can resolve together. I can help you. It is true that I am honorable and if we can speak I can keep you safe … Scott, My involvement here is only to run the command post. So if you want to talk you have to let me know and I will do my part to help you. You asked about me for a reason and am here and willing to talk. Let me know before your power gets cut. If it does, just yell out to the officer outside and they will get me to speak to you via that bullhorn if_ need be. Please respond ASAP
DeiCas Screen Name: Shut the (expletive) up pig. The world is watching. I only said you were honorable to be polite. Everyone knows what the truth is; you are a dishonorable_ sack of (expletive) pig. Where is my ACLU lawyer? … You are upsetting my mother pig. She was going to go to work tomorrow but now she cannot. Stop disturbing the neighbors pig. Stop making an ass of yourself on the bullhorn pig. My mother and I have honor and you pigs have none. Thank you for playing into my hands. Are you starting to understand who you are (expletive) with_ yet? I know you want to wail on me. Ha ha ha.
CTOpCop: You have the number to talk direct._If not your power will be cut. Its your choice Scott. I am here … Scott, I am not the one on the bull horn, that is someone else. I am waiting by the phone for you to call. If Mom is upset in there send her out to me and I will meet_ her myself at your front door. she will be kept safe, you have my word … Tell_ me how I can help you Scott.
DeiCas Screen Name: I told you to SHUT THE (expletive, capitalized) UP. The whole world is watching your harassment of me and my elderly mother. Revolutionaries this_ is how the revolution will proceed; we will shame Libertarian scum and there tyrannical private security force known as the pigs. It is 4 am EST and the pigs are still here and one of the mentally ill scum is yammering on a bullhorn. He is so pathetic. I am glad they have guns so they can think about what they have done to my mother tonight and realize who they really are and kill themselves.
Visitors to DeiCas' chat room appeared to follow the police negotiations online, and have weighed in with comments such as "lol your homeless," "Please contact me when you're_ released Scott" and "What the hell did you do Scott?? Hopefully you'll get the_ help you need."
According to Troxell, DeiCas sent out threatening e-mails to New Canaan town employees and police. New Canaan police say their own charges against DeiCas are pending. He likely will be arraigned in court in Norwalk on Monday, police say.
Timothy Stokes, a spokesman for First Student Inc., the school bus company that serves Weston, confirmed that DeiCas used to work for the company but offered no details regarding dates of employment or how that employment ended.
To see DeiCas discuss his beliefs in his own words, go to his YouTube page and watch his video.