Uh, well this is not the kind of news you want hear, pretty much ever. A Boston yoga teacher feared for her life after a man she met at a tequila bar harassed her and threatened to kill her, the Boston Globe reports. Christopher Cori, a 20-year-old from Brooklyn, pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal threats and harassment in Brighton Municipal Court where his bail was set at $100,000 cash.
According to the police report, the victim, a 25-year-old yoga and fitness instructor met with Cori at MIJA Cantina and Tequila Bar on Jan. 19 and chatted like any normal 20-somethings might do at a bar (btw, great job on stopping the under-ager, bouncers). Her business card was exchanged for his “bronze colored pocket watch, ” the report reads, which is where the kids out on date night story gets strange. Cori started acting weird and doing things like playing with a knife, the woman said in the report.
And then the texts started. And the freaky voicemails. And the threats to kill her.
“Enjoy your dreams sweetheart. Chances are you will never wake up. How would you like to find out what it’s like to be burned alive. You are nailing shut your own coffin darling,’’ Cori texted to the woman, according to the report.
He also allegedly told her that, “I will see you Friday. I dare you to find me. See you soon kiddo. Watch your reflection for those following you. Joine me or face the true death. I know where you live. I will burn your house down and kill you witthout blinking an eye.’’
Which also sounds a lot like a prompt to call the police. From here it actually gets way creepier and hellish. Because we live in an age of letting it all hang out on the internets, quick research by the police uncovered incredibly disturbing references on Cori’s facebook page pertaining to “Satan drinking human blood, deflowering virgins.’’ Needless to say the man has been warned by the police to stay away from the woman. Luckily no one has been hurt and he’s actually not from Boston, but living in Brooklyn.
While there’s no evidence yet to say this guy is targeting yoga teachers specifically, let this be a cautionary reminder to stay vigilant and on your toes, yogsters. We may be more likely to give people the benefit of the doubt, but don’t ever hesitate to alert the authorities when you feel threatened or fear for your life at the bar or anywhere else. Which reminds us, Brooklyn, you know what’s up.
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