When a St. Paul, Minn., man was annoyed that his teenage daughter had failed to get straight A’s in school, he made his displeasure known by threatening her with an AK-47, officials said Friday.
Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, was arraigned in Ramsey County District Court on two felony counts of terroristic threats, a court spokeswoman said Friday. He is being held pending the posting of a $20,000 bail-bond.
According to St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos, Bartashevitch threatened the 15-year-old girl because she received two B’s on her report card rather than straight A’s. It was not known which subjects were the problem, Paulos said.
Bartashevitch argued with the girl about the grades during the afternoon on Jan. 17 at their house, Paulos said.
“The argument escalated and she told her father that she hated him,” Paulos told the Los Angeles Times. “The dad grabbed an AK-47 and pointed it at her.”