A former KSTP employee was found not guilty Friday of making threats of violence following his workplace termination.

Rusty Gene Arntson was acquitted of the felony charge following a jury trial in Ramsey County District Court.

Last July, this bonehead was charged with allegedly making threats of violence toward co-workers after being fired the station.

According to the criminal complaint, he had been fired after a confrontation with a female co-worker whom he blamed for causing him to have a previous suspension.

When Arntson called to ask for his job back, he allegedly made reference to a recent shooting in Maryland where five people were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

The complaint said he told police he made the reference as a warning that he may come back to hurt them.

Well, then….that makes it all better.

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