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North Dakota man kicks in front door after getting no reply to Facebook friend request, police say

The ex-coworker told police that he was scared for his and his family's well-being, according to court documents.

Burczyk, caleb
Caleb Burczyk

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston, N.D., man is accused of kicking in the front door of a house after his ex-coworker did not reply to his Facebook friend request.

Caleb Burczyk, 29, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and terrorizing filed in Williams County District Court Tuesday, Dec. 29. Burczyk's attorney Jeff Nehring declined to comment on the case.

Police say Burczyk started sending aggressive Facebook messages to his ex-coworker on Dec. 24, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He threatened his ex-coworker's life and warned him that he was going to "come at" him if he did not accept his Facebook friend request, the affidavit stated.

"Accept my friend request or I'm going to murder you," Burczyk wrote in a message to his ex-coworker, according to the affidavit.

Police say Burczyk broke into the house of his ex-coworker's father on Dec. 26. Security footage shows a man kicking in the front door of the house and investigators later identified the man as Burczyk, the affidavit states.

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The ex-coworker later told police that he was scared for his and his family's well-being, according to the affidavit.

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