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Police: Middletown man told dental hygienist he wanted to shoot neighbor

Posted 3/7/18

A Middletown man who allegedly told his dental hygienist that he was planning to shoot his neighbor has been arrested by Lower Swatara Township police.

David J. Klingeman, 55, of the 200 block of …

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Police: Middletown man told dental hygienist he wanted to shoot neighbor

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A Middletown man who allegedly told his dental hygienist that he was planning to shoot his neighbor has been arrested by Lower Swatara Township police.

David J. Klingeman, 55, of the 200 block of Keystone Drive, was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth A. Lenker on March 2 and charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

His bail was set at $200,000. However, Klingeman was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison as of Tuesday. His preliminary hearing before District Judge Michael Smith is scheduled for March 22.

According to arrest papers police filed with Smith, Klingeman told the dental hygienist of his plans to shoot his neighbor while Klingeman was being treated by the hygienist.

The treatment took place on Feb. 23 at a dentist’s office in the 700 block of Spring Garden Drive in the township, according to police.

Klingeman during the treatment allegedly told the hygienist that he had not worked for three months and had been caring for his ailing father, who had recently passed away.

According to police Klingeman told the hygienist that as part of his inheritance he would be receiving 12 guns and that he “will shoot his neighbor … and spend the rest of his life in jail.”

— Dan Miller