Police: Local Teen Threatens to Assault Multiple Individuals Because WiFi Was Turned Off

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published February 13, 2024 5:35 am
Last Updated: March 29, 2024 1:04 am
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CORNPLANTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City teen is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to assault multiple people because the WiFi was turned off in his home.

According to court documents, Franklin-based State Police filed criminal charges against 18-year-old Cullen Bish, of Oil City, in Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office on Saturday, February 10.

According to a criminal complaint, Franklin-based State Police responded to an active domestic incident on South Park Avenue in Cornplanter Township, Venango County, around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10.

The caller stated that Cullen Bish was out of control and was physically and verbally assaulting other members inside the household, the complaint states.

Once on the scene, troopers detained Bish, the complaint indicates.

Troopers then made contact with the victims and other parties present inside the residence who appeared emotional and afraid, the complaint notes.

Trooper Franklin Grzasko asked the victim what caused the issues, and they said they turned off the WiFi because Bish was refusing to listen to them or do anything that was asked of him, according to the complaint.

Another victim told police that Bish threw a chair and subsequently broke it. The victim added that Bish was then asked to calm down, and he stated he didn’t have to and told the victim to “shut the (expletive) up.” Bish then told the victim to “come at him” calling his another derogatory name, the complaint continues.

The victim stated he is recovering from shoulder surgery, and he did not want any confrontation, so he went to his room and locked the door. Bish then tried to break the door down and stated he was going to “beat the (expletive) out of him,” the complaint indicates.

Bish was arraigned at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, on the following charges in front of Judge Lowrey:

  • Terroristic Threats W/ Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Criminal Mischief — Damage Property, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment — Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Misdemeanor 3

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was placed in the Venango County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, at 8:30 a.m. in Venango County Central Court.


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