Phone Messages to Dad Get Local Man Arrested

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but bizarre and violent name-calling can get you busted.

A Tredyffrin Township man faces multiple counts of terroristic threatening and has been ordered to undergo a psychological review after being arraigned on multiple counts of leaving bizarre and threatening messages on his father and stepmother's voice mail.

Martel Jackson Bird, 25 turned himself in and appeared with his attorney in front of a Devon District Court judge earlier this week.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Tredyffrin Police in the case, Bird left messages on his father and stepmother's voice mails in California threatening to harm them.

Not just your run-of-the-mill threats

According to police Bird left one message on his father's voice mail in August saying: "I'm gonna eat you. I'm gonna eat your face. I'm gonna eat your flesh. I cannot wait to slice open your heart and suck your blood." In the affidavit of probable cause police say Bird told a Tredyffrin detective the call was triggered by a lack of communication with his father.

According to the charging documents, Bird left another message about an hour later on the same voice mail stating "I want your blood, and I want your soul. I want both right now."

According to the affadvit, Martel Bird admitted making those calls when questioned by a Tredyffrin Police detective.

Police allege Martel Bird also left threatening phone messages for his stepmother, Anat Bird on her voice mail. The first message quoted in the affidavit is simply too obscene to publish but according to police was followed by another message in which police say Bird admitted saying "you have to find a way to deal with me."

Apparently Anat and Richard Bird did. They called police in California who worked with Tredyffrin Police on the investigation.

According to court documents police allege the next message  Bird left for his stepmother was: "You're a f-----g Jezebel. You're a f-----g slut. You're a f-----gwhore. You are a f------ prostitute. You are a f------ unholy piece of s---. You deserve to burn in hell." In the complaint filed with the court, police say "Bird admitted to making the calls from his cell phone."

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Martel Bird admitted making  another series of calls to Anat Bird in which detectives quote him as saying " 'I want your soul, I want your blood. I want both right now.' and the next..'I'm gonna cut you, I'm gonna gut you. I'm gonna f--- you.' "

According to the court documents, the calls were made from Bird, whose official residence is in Wayne, Tredyffrin Township,  to his father and stepmother in California.

Bird was arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bond to be supervised by a Chester County bond agent. The district court also ordered Bird to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.


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