Police say man burst into Rockland home, threatened to kill

By Stephen Betts | Jun 16, 2019
Photo by: Knox County Jail Ahmed Mohamed Hirmoge

Rockland — A 31-year-old Rockland man was arrested Sunday morning, June 16, accused of breaking into a home and threatening to kill the homeowner.

Ahmed Mohamed Hirmoge was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and charged with burglary, assault, criminal threatening, operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to Rockland Police Sgt. Andrew Redden, Hirmoge picked up a 12-year-old boy, who is the child of a friend, and took another person to a Luce Avenue home, where the other person was to retrieve some items.

Hirmoge burst into the home, grabbed the resident by the back of the throat, punched him in the face multiple times, and then told him he was going to kill him, Redden said.

The victim also told police that Hirmoge had brandished a knife at one point.

The victim was able to call 911 while his cellphone was in his pocket. Police responded and apprehended Hirmoge, who was intoxicated, according to police.

The other man with Hirmoge was not charged, since he was unaware of what Hirmoge was going to do.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises but did not require medical attention.

Bail was set at $1,500 cash for Hirmoge, who made that bail Sunday and was released.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jun 17, 2019 08:54

Nice example for a twelve year old boy. We'll be hearing from Arizona on this one for sure.

Posted by: Pam Leach | Jun 16, 2019 16:19

$1,500 bail??  With criminal charges of that magnitude?  This guy was back on the street and stalking his victim within the hour!

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