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Danbury man found with ‘murder manifesto’

April 9, 2019 GMT

A Danbury man was found with what officials have described as a “murder manifesto” after being pulled over for erratic driving in Carmel, N.Y., last month.

Nickolai Plastini, 31, was pulled over March 18 on Route 301 for erratic driving and traffic violations, according to an April 8 news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

A sergeant initiated a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana coming from Plastini’s vehicle.

Plastini was found to be allegedly intoxicated and in possession of marijuana, a .410 gauge shotgun and .410 gauge shotgun shells — as well as a notebook that appeared to express his “intent to kill people and the reasons why,” police said.

The notebook contained a list of names of people who had apparently “wronged” Plastini, police said.

The sheriff’s department contacted the individuals listed in the notebook and advised them of the “manifesto.”

Plastini was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was arraigned at Patterson Town Justice Court in New York and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $10,000.00 cash-bail/$20,000.00 bail-bond, according to the sheriff’s department’s news release.

Plastini posted bail and is scheduled to appear at Carmel Justice Court on April 23.

Plastini previously lived in Carmel but now resides in Danbury with his parents, according to police.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.

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