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Man arrested on Christmas for making death threats toward lesbian sister

Friday, December 27, 2013

PLAINVILLE, Conn. — A Connecticut man was arrested Christmas day for making death threats toward his lesbian sister because he disapproved of her sexual orientation and feared she might turn his daughter gay.

Gordon Bissonnette

Gordon Bissonnette

Gordon Bissonnette, 46, of Plainville, Conn., was charged with second-degree intimidation based on bigotry bias, second-degree threatening and second-degree harassment, after leaving a series of threatening voice messages from Dec. 12 until Christmas day, in which he said he would kill his sister Corinne Bissonnette and her spouse if he saw them on Christmas, reported the New Britain Herald.

He said he was “fearful of the influence” his sister was having on his 18-year-old daughter, according to police.

“If she [expletive] with my child again, I will execute her myself. Corinne, if she goes against me, there will be bullets flying. She cannot talk to me. I wanna execute her. I will kill a gay,” Gordon said in a voicemail, according to a police report. “I’ll put a bullet in both their heads. If they turn my daughter gay, I’m gonna kill them both. I’m gonna blow their brains out.”

He also told police that he planned to throw a smoke bomb at the house where his sister and her wife were celebrating Christmas so they would think it was gun fire and “freak out.”

Gordon Bissonnette was arraigned Thursday on these charges in Bristol Superior Court, where his bond was set at $75,000. He also was issued four protective orders on behalf of his mother, his sister, his brother and his sister’s wife.

He is currently being held in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court Jan. 24.

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  1. GOOD!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:25pm
  2. They always look stupid too…

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:25pm
  3. They are.

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:09pm
  4. they do huh hahahaha

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:32am
  5. They ARE stupid!

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:41am
  6. Good. Keep him in jail.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:25pm
  7. Fuck yes!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:26pm
  8. I got lucky, both of my brothers love and support me 10000%.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:26pm
  9. That's a lot of percent!

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:27pm
  10. It's over 9000!

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  11. Brandy, hug your parents and grandparents - that is a family being raised correctly!

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:39pm
  12. yep^

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:31am
  13. And both my sisters accept and love me.

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:01pm
  14. Ha ha that’s what he gets. Bigot!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:27pm
  15. Dummy

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:27pm
  16. David Churilla isn’t this your home town?

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:27pm
  17. This makes me ashamed to be from this state.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:27pm
  18. dumbass

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:28pm
  19. Throw away the key

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:28pm
  20. wow thats wrong of him.Its says in the bible not to kill….not unless.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:28pm
  21. I feel sorry for his daughter.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:28pm
  22. He’s a good Republican practicing their brand of Family Values. Hate gays and lesbians, bully them, kill them, even if they are family. Cheers GOP, look what you have wrought.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:29pm
  23. amen

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:35pm
  24. Not all Republicans are that way. :-/ I don't consider myself Dem or Rep but I tend to lean more toward Rep issues when voting. I have a long term female partner. So be careful with the blanket statements as they are usually not correct.

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:57pm
  25. When you choose to vote Republican, just know that you are denigrating yourself and your partner. Check the platform of the RNC, gays and lesbians are not welcomed.

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00pm
  26. What a weirdo!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  27. I didn’t know you can turn someone gay…

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  28. Good he needs to b in jail

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  29. Thankfully he was arrested before he physically harmed her. Unfortunately, the emotional pain is already there.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  30. Hopefully they’ll give this racist asshole the death sentence.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  31. Anyone making dearth threats should be arrested, but good job Govt.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30pm
  32. whack job

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  33. It’s a whole ten thousand!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  34. Sick and disgusting man. Totally uneducated.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  35. Idiots in this world kill me.. she should of kicked his ass true lesbian style

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  36. She did -- let the law do its thing. No sense putting yourself in danger.

    Replied on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:35pm
  37. She should disown that asshole!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  38. Good im glad he got arrested. He deserves to be there for life. He is scum and a waste of space.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm
  39. what an idiot

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:33pm
  40. I’m always convinced, the people most concerned about what is going on in the bedrooms of other consenting adults, are always the ones seeing the least amount of *action* in their own…

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:33pm
  41. GOOD

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:33pm
  42. It amazes me sometimes how ignorant, bigoted and just plain stupid some people can be

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:33pm
  43. Because, you know, he’s such a gift to humanity.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:34pm
  44. Idiot

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:34pm
  45. Since he doesn’t approve, I am assuming that there’s some sort of religious issue involved. If that is the case (or if it isn’t) does he really think that murder is the moral option?

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:35pm
  46. This guy definitely deserved to be arrested. He was even willing to kill his own daughter if she was gay herself.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:37pm
  47. Lmao racist?

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:37pm
  48. Nothing quite like the hate of one sibling for another. I hope he serves some prison time.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:37pm
  49. another Boston Red Sox player

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:38pm
  50. Every family had one loud mouth drunk idiot who smells like week old beer and speaks the language of the crazies. I have such an uncle and I’m so glad in live out of state.it bothers me that my mother and other relatives still let him attend gatherings. So gross.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:38pm
  51. what an asshole

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:38pm
  52. well he will come to love being the prison shower bitch

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:38pm
  53. A Real ‘Murican Hero.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:39pm
  54. Well now the sister can spend more quality time with his daughter as he is currently indisposed….

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:39pm
  55. Neither stupid nor an idiot – he’s the American Taliban. More dangerous than you can imagine.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:39pm
  56. Idiot

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:41pm
  57. Ignorance is a very dangerious thing, sad that people choose to live with this much hate, to kill one’s own family.
    What an F-up way to live. May these people find peace, through acceptance

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:42pm
  58. You know, my dad and his wife and my grandmother are all equally supportive as well, but my mom on the other hand.. She’s not necessarily MEAN about it anymore, but she sure isn’t nice!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:42pm
  59. I wonder if his sister tried to kill him for being straight??! What an idiot! I hope that he will get some education whille doing his well deserved time!! Ignorant fool!!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:45pm
  60. The world we live in……. :(

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:46pm
  61. Keep him in prison!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:48pm
  62. Good he should grow up and realize that people are who they are no matter what and no one deserves to be treated this way no matter who they are

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:49pm
  63. Well I’m glad he’s in jail

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:50pm
  64. keep him jail i hope he rots in there like why would u do that :

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:51pm
  65. >:(

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:52pm
  66. Prick

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:53pm
  67. He probably tried to rape her and felt rejected!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:55pm
  68. Probably another religious zealot that uses religion to justify his hate then will cry victim when called to pay for his crime.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:56pm
  69. Pig

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:56pm
  70. Jealous toe-tapper.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:57pm
  71. SARAH PALIN TO THE RESCUE!!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:57pm
  72. lmao

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:58pm
  73. Free speech right George Dombrow???

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:59pm
  74. May he rot in jail, he might become “Bubba”s wife!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:03pm
  75. Sick bastard!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:04pm
  76. He probably got his belief system from watching too much of Duck Dynasty…..idiot!!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:05pm
  77. I just laughed cuz your probably right.

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:13am
  78. That dork!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:07pm
  79. His poor family.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:13pm
  80. What a delightful human being. Let’s just hope he imparts some of his “wisdom” on his daughter.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:15pm
  81. Sounds like my older brother hence why I stay away -.-

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:17pm
  82. Well Merry Christmas sister!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:19pm
  83. Piece of shit

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:22pm
  84. He looks unstable, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like judgement based on looks. I feel bad for his daughter, growing up with a hateful father. I hate stereotyping but I think having a father like that is more likely to make a girl want to be with girls vs. spending time with a gay auntie.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:25pm
  85. And they call us “abnormal” and “unnatural”!!! MWAAAAAH!

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:27pm
  86. Dumbwad

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:27pm
  87. Look at him. You can already see that in him. But id be also interested to know if he also believes women arent equal, if hes racist etc. Usually all goes together x

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:27pm
  88. Doesn’t he just LOOK like that kind of an idiot too? Sure would be a shame if a little arsenic got into his jail food before his time was up. Yes, indeedy.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:28pm
  89. Threatening one of the people who he should have their back thru thick and thin. Shameful

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:28pm
  90. Fucking ignorant moron!! put him away….waste of space….

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:36pm
  91. He looks like Popeye let himself go.

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:36pm
  92. Bastard

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:38pm
  93. How long before Palin and Pals jump on his ‘Freedom of Speech’ was violated train?

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:53pm
  94. Does he want to honor kill his sister?

    Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:54pm
  95. Good. He deserves it.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:00am
  96. he’s probably jealous his sister gets more girls than he does.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:05am
  97. Well some people don’t know any better.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:08am
  98. God Bless his Mother!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:08am
  99. Going to jail you say? Let’s see who gets a lesson on gays from Big Bubba.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:09am
  100. I got to say those people need to be put away. It’s so horrible what could happen because he thinks like other horrible beings… Shameful that he is even a person. I’m just glad both those people are safe and away from harms way.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:09am
  101. um,he looks like a woman !!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:16am
  102. I’ll be her brother! She doesn’t need that asshole!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:29am
  103. He’s mad because his sister has a better woman than he does!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:30am
  104. Send him to the Federal Pen on a Hate Crime conviction ….. they are always in need of bottoms there.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:38am
  105. And you yanks talk about us Southerners. Seems y’all have the same problem.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:38am
  106. hey….he looks like my ex roommate….which would actually make sense.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:40am
  107. Scary!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:41am
  108. He must be related to Duck Dynasty

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:45am
  109. Lock him up!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:56am
  110. What an asshat tool.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:57am
  111. Drown that fucker face first in a toilet full of his own shit!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:59am
  112. What a dirt bag

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:01am
  113. This just demotic violence. Don’t blow it out of per portion.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:05am
  114. Who cares LOL!! If I was that Lesbian chick….I would have told him ” come get motherfucker, the door will be unlock!” Gays and Lesbians better stop playing victims all the damn time…..shit we have to have the “eye of the tiger” so to speak and not let these heteros punk us.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:06am
  115. Ignorance – You can’t turn gay Dbag your born that way. They need to start their own family because sometimes you can’t help the shit you are born into.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:11am
  116. Wat the fuck smh man thank god my 2 brothers love me being a lesbian. 1000 more theN they. Hate seeing me with a guy they don’t like

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:12am
  117. he should be castrated like the bigot from hell he is

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:12am
  118. On behalf of every sane person in Connecticut I would like to apologize for this scum bag and to the LGBT community the state of CT is (for the most part) gay friendly…. Please don’t put us in same boat as Texas or Florida

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:15am
  119. wow this guy is a asshole

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:16am
  120. I’m lucky both my brother and sister are ok with me being who I am

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:21am
  121. not that lucky i don't have the full support of my family

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:22am
  122. Wow, spending his Christmas writing a death threat to a family member. It doesn’t get anymore pathetic than this.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:30am
  123. I thought u belived in freedom of speech and having people share the belives skarous ;)

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:39am
  124. Freedom of speech yes. But I look down to people who spend their Christmas doing something pathetic. :)

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:42am
  125. Hate is taught, and hate begets hate. This is sad, and wrong.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:33am
  126. Stupid bigot!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:43am
  127. And if I were his sister I would have him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:43am
  128. I feel so bad for this guy’s daughter. By comparison, I bet the sister really is the “cool aunt” even if the daughter has no homosexual inclination herself. And bless her if she does – it’s hard enough for young people to learn to love and accept themselves and come out of the closet even with supportive parents, can you imagine coming out knowing your dad is this fucking guy?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:50am
  129. Good, maybe he’ll meet Johnny in prison. Wot an ass, ugly at that.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:56am
  130. Good and throw away the key!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:58am
  131. My family loves my gay son, my gay-lesbian cousins.ALL OF US! I hope I never encounter that person, I will show him how I feel about him!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00am
  132. What an idiot !!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:03am
  133. WHY? Because you have gay ‘feelings’?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:07am
  134. I will be praying for him!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:11am
  135. This one needs a “time out” for being a jerk!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:18am
  136. I wonder how he likes his cell compared to his Mothers basement

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:43am
  137. Lock him up and toss out the key

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:52am
  138. Can we say paranoid. His daughter is 18, she should know by now whether or not she has any lesbian feelings. Also, she is 18 she may tell him where he can stick his controlling attitude

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:59am
  139. Live and let live. Your sister has a right to be who she is.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:00am
  140. WTF, damn asshole

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:12am
  141. How sad, I feel bad for he’s sister

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:21am
  142. Hi Bob, Nope, I am from Bolton/Manchester

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:30am
  143. Gee, all he’d need is a white hood and robe and he’d fit right in with that infamous Southern fraternity.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:30am
  144. I don’t care you are not going to change anything or anyone(live and let live)love unconditionally.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:36am
  145. Idiot! Blood is thicker than water!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:41am
  146. He’s just another pig who needs an attitude adjustment

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:47am
  147. the man is a time bomb…

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:48am
  148. Piece of fucking shit. He’s probably shit jealous that his sister gets more pussy than him

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:00am
  149. Asshole

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:28am
  150. I KNOW I’m gonna receive flack for this comment but I don’t care. I hope he gets raped in jail/prison

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:59am
  151. And yet that Duck Quacker guy was calling Gays murderers right? Hmmmmm where does all that shit come from??

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:26am
  152. Put him under the jail!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:36am
  153. How charming. :(

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:55am
  154. Ignorant R N BIGOT!!! (I know not very ‘forgiving’ of me. )

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:00am
  155. This is the face of misinformation and ignorance.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:28am
  156. DIRTBAG……

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:33am
  157. You see? This is what I am talking about. When I was working as a nurse in a huge, busy, county hospital ER, the knife and gun club were busy daily. But it really got bad around the holidays. These people get together with their family members, who they cannot stand the other time of year, get drunk and then start shooting and stabbing each other. I believe that if you don’t like your family, don’t see them on the holidays. Just because you share the same blood does not mean you have to share the same holiday.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:37am
  158. What a scumbag.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:47am
  159. Theyve had tons of murders ive read about since Christmas

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 6:48am
  160. Disgusting hateful pig

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:11am
  161. What an ass

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:12am
  162. I suppose we’re suppose to respect his freedom of speech as well right?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:52am
  163. This guy is dangerous. Protective orders won’t matter.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:05am
  164. Freedom of speech and racial slurrs by far are two seperate things Robert Mora. You are allowed to speak your mind however it does not imply that discrimination leads freedom of speach hand by hand. What he did was wrong and i believe he should be incrimanated especially if he’s passing threats to her because of her personal lifestyle. She’s not sleeping with him

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:11am
  165. Thx for sharing this story.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:59am
  166. opps did we trample on his 1st amendment rights???

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:07am
  167. What a fucking creep

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:42am
  168. ASSHOLE!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:41am
  169. Throw the book at him

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:18pm
  170. Poor sister..

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:35pm
  171. I hope he burns!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:45pm
  172. No we did not John Fijalek.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:46pm
  173. Someone has issues. If his daughter is gay and he cares – he should punch himself in the testicles

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:15pm
  174. What a shame – with a slightly less goofy expression, he’d be a hot bear. ;)

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:31pm
  175. What a big dumb useless jackass.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:52pm
  176. What a scum bag

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:06pm
  177. it is True what Jake says “They always look Stupid”

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:07pm
  178. Asshat.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:27pm
  179. scum

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:19pm
  180. Glad they got him. What a disgusting hateful man…. it’s sad that some people will never learn.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:45pm
  181. Ha,ha ha

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:50pm
  182. David, it’s a beautiful thing to be loved unconditionally!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:21pm
  183. he is evil

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:31pm
  184. disgusting pig…throw away the key and leave him in jail!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:52pm
  185. Bout time death threats became illegal!! Thank you!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:54pm