A Woodstock man accused of threatening a woman’s life after she told him to stop harassing a group of women said any alleged threats were “meant as a joke.”
Alex Hill, of the 700 block of St. John’s Road, used an electronic device to threaten to slit a woman’s throat, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.
That same woman accused the 23-year-old of posting a Facebook status asking how to get away with a murder and requesting in the comments section that someone bring him three 55-gallon barrels of lye and a shovel, a no contact order stated.
Hill is not charged in relation to those comments, and said he never meant to act on them.
According to the no contact order filed in McHenry County court Wednesday, Hill was seen following and trying to touch women on their way out of a sober living home, while talking about rape fantasies he had and asking them to let him be their “sugar daddy.”
Hill, who said he is unsure whether he will hire an attorney, has denied mentioning anything about rape or sexual fantasies. He said, however, that he acted inappropriately toward the group of women, and later made comments about murder on Facebook.
“Me – I’m just a stubborn, hard-headed individual who has no filter on his mouth,” Hill told the Northwest Herald Thursday.
Hill was released Wednesday from the McHenry County Jail after posting bail. He faces a misdemeanor charge of electronic harassment.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to comment, citing an office policy not to speak about ongoing cases.
Despite the accusations, Hill said he “values women” and is “all for equality.”
He’s due in court April 26.