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Caleb Burczyk - Pic credit: Williams County Sheriffs Office

Caleb Burczyk - Pic credit: Williams County Sheriffs Office

Caleb Burczyk - Pic credit: Williams County Sheriffs Office

A US man is due in court for a hearing on charges that he threatened to kill his former boss after he didn’t accept his Facebook friend request.

Caleb Burczyk (29) had reached out to his old employer with an invitation to become virtual pals on Christmas Eve.

However, when the man did not reply to his Facebook friend request Burczyk went to his dad’s house where he is accused of kicking in the front door.

Police say Burczyk started sending aggressive Facebook messages, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

He threatened the man’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-co-worker, according to the affidavit.

Security footage shows a man kicking in the front door of the house and investigators later identified the man as Burczyk, the affidavit states.

Authorities said Burczyk posted a photo of himself on Snapchat in a cap and vest with a message saying the victim’s family would need a new door.

Surveillance footage from his former boss’ home showed the man who kicked in the door was wearing an identical outfit, according to court documents obtained by the paper.

The suspect’s boss was not named in the documents, but on Burczyk’s Facebook profile, which has 550 friends, it says he most recently worked as a wireline operator at GR Energy Services until March.

Burczyk was charged with felony counts of burglary and terrorising in connection to the bizarre incident.

He is due in court on January 27 for a hearing on the charges against him.

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