Report: Florida Man Who Threatened To Kill Trump Cuts Deal To Avoid Jail Time

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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A Florida man who was arrested after he threatened to assassinate President Donald Trump during the inauguration has cut a deal to avoid jail time, according to a new report.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that Dominic Puopolo agreed to enter a mental health program in hopes that it will eliminate any time he would serve behind bars for threatening to kill Trump. (RELATED: Snoop Dogg Dares ‘Uncle Tom-A** N*ggas’ To Perform At Trump’s Inauguration [VIDEO])

Dominic Joseph Puopolo, 51, was arrested after making the treat on his twitter account on Monday January 16. According to officers, Puopolo posted a video on his Twitter page saying "This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President elect Trump today". Authorities were then alerted to the threat and arrested Puopolo as he left a Subway sandwich shop on Tuesday. He appeared in court Wednesday, where his defense attorney told Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer that his client is mentally ill and also goes by the name Jesus Christ. Glazer ordered a mental evaluation for Puopolo. If he is deemed competent, his bond will be set at $1 million. Pictured: Dominic Joseph Puopolo Ref: SPL1423382 180117 Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures

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Authorities say that if he completes the mental health diversion program, prosecutors have agreed to “drop felony charges” against him for threatening a public servant. (RELATED: Report: Florida Man Arrested For Trump Assassination Threat)

In January, the Miami Beach police department confirmed the arrest of Puopolo at a sandwich shop, after he made a video recording of himself threatening to travel to Washington, D.C. and assassinate Trump.

The man allegedly shared the video online via Twitter. In the video he reportedly said he was
“following orders” and he challenged the Secret Service to find him and stop him.

“Yes, I will be at the review stand at the inauguration,” Puopolo said. “And I am going to kill President Trump, President-elect Trump today. What are you going to do about it Secret Service? I am following orders. What are you going to do about it?”

He also allegedly called himself Lord Jesus Christ.

A judge still has to agree to the deal.