When WPEC (West Palm Beach) Anchor John Discepolo sent out a Tweet that read:
Viewer Martin Pierro joked with the anchor by tweeting back:
iscepolo didn't find the joke funny and Pierro was arrested and changed with "with intimidation through a written threat to kill or injure."
Many thought that the Anchor was way too thin skinned and needed to lighten up a bit.
Well it appears that Pierro got a nice Christmas present when he got a call from his lawyer. “I received a call from my attorney,” said Pierro. “Trust me, when a lawyer calls, your heart tends to sink a bit. So considering all that is going on it’s fair to say that I was worried. I asked her how she was doing, she said fine ‘but not as good as you.’
“I immediately knew what she was getting at – she told me that I was going to have a Merry Christmas after all. She informed me that the charges against me had been dropped. I was nothing short of ecstatic.”
Pierro had heard rumblings the charges were going to be dismissed, but the call from his attorney was the first official confirmation.