Man Jailed for Allegedly Threatening Daley

Prosecutors will seek to extradite suspect

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Friday, May 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:07 PM CDT
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Daley's Unusual Gun Metaphor

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The legend of Daley's "Gun Up Your Butt" joke continues to grow.

But the latest installment -- in which a California man allegedly made a death threat toward the mayor -- is even less funny than the original. 

Christopher Traynor, 39, of San Jose, is being held without bail at Santa Clara County jail for allegedly making a telephone threat against a public official, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The suspect's mother, Patricia Fox, told WGN-TV her son told her he threatened to shoot and kill Daley because of the mayor's controversial remark about gun control.

Chicago police issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday. Cook County prosecutors will follow that up with a extradition request, said police.

Last week, Daley responded to a reporter's question about whether Chicago's handgun ban is working since shootings continue to plague the city. The mayor picked up a rifle with a bayonet from a table.

"It's been very effective. If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is," Daley said laughing.

The mayor later apologized. 

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