New Rochelle Police are investigating a death threat against Robert Cox, Managing Editor of Talk of the Sound. A message in large orange block letters was found early Saturday morning painted on the hull of a boat parked on a trailer in the New Rochelle School District Yard at 47 Cliff Street. The boat was the subject of a recent article on Talk of the Sound. The message reads “BOB COX SLEEPS WITH THE FISH”. The words were placed next to a decal of a black skull and bones silhouette.
The phrase sleeps with the fishes is a line from the first Godfather movie. It means killed, murdered brutally, or put to death by force.
The death threat appears to be in response to an investigation of the School District Yard by Talk of the Sound on February 4th and published in an article on the site on February 10th: Surprise Visit to New Rochelle School District Yard at 47 Cliff Street Raises Numerous Questions
The message on the boat was observed by Robert Cox and a Talk of the Sound contributor at 12:54 AM on Saturday February 19th. Cox returned home and called New Rochelle police at 1:16 AM and filed a report with an officer responding to his home. A second officer went to 47 Cliff Street, observed the message and requested a camera to the scene. Police are treating the matter as a harassment case.
The boat was photographed by Talk of the Sound on February 4th and a photograph of the boat was published by Talk of the Sound on February 10th.
BOAT ON FEBRUARY 4, 2011
BOAT ON FEBRUARY 19, 2011