ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A City of Albuquerque animal control officer sought a permanent restraining order against one of his supervisors on Tuesday.
"He makes threats to slash my tires, break the windows on my truck, put fish with a bullet in its head, in its mouth in my truck," Girard Anaya said.
Anaya is a field services officer. He claims the threats were coming from Lt. Earl Baca, a day shift supervisor at Animal Control and he claims that is not all Baca said.
"(I was) told that Lt. Baca had made threats to come to my wedding with an AK-47 and after that, had made several threats regarding hurting me and killing me," said Anaya.
He also said the threats were captured on an audio recording, which is what prompted him to seek a restraining order.
He was granted a temporary restraining order at the end of September. Tuesday's hearing was to determine if the restraining order should remain in place.
Baca denied making any threats to harm Anaya or his family, telling the judge he doesn't even own an AK-47.
Both he and Anaya admitted to having their differences, but Baca said he would never harm Anaya.
Because Anaya was representing himself, he got the chance to grill his alleged harasser in open court, asking him why he had it out for him.
In the end, Anaya pleaded with the judge to continue the restraining order.
The judge denied his request, saying the case does not belong in front of a judge.
"The two of you have an employment dispute which should be handled through your employer not through the courts at this state," Judge Valerie Huling.
A representative from the city said they are doing their own investigation into the workplace and the claims of threats.
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