If you are a degenerate gambler, then you need to step away from the betting window. If you’re like this guy in the below article, then you truly need some help before you find yourself in prison.
Federal prosecutors say a sports gambler multiple threats to MLB players over social media back in 2019 and now the guy is facing up to 5 years in prison.
Benjamin Tucker Patz, a 24-year-old from California is being accused by federal investigators of making violent threats to professional athletes during and after their games.
“I will cut up your family … Dismember [them] alive.”
According to the Associated Press, Benjamin Tucker Patz, known as “Parlay Patz,” also sent messages to multiple players of the New England Patriots after they defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
More info via TMZ:
“According to a plea agreement between Patz and prosecutors, Patz pled guilty on Wednesday to one count of sending a threat across state lines.
Prosecutors say he sent disturbing messages to both the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on July 20, 2019.
In the docs, prosecutors say toward the end of the Sox-Rays game … Patz went on Instagram and fired off messages that included threats to “sever” a player’s neck.
Some of the messages prosecutors say Patz sent included, “I will enter your home while you sleep … And sever your neck open.”
Others, prosecutors say, read, “I will kill your entire family … Everyone you love will soon cease.”
A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled as of yet.