SCOTTDALE (KDKA) – A Scottdale man is denying that he was dressed like a ninja when he allegedly left his 4-year-old son home alone.

Ross Hurst, 28, was found roaming his neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. March 3.

As he was led away in handcuffs on Wednesday, he admitted it probably wasn’t a good idea to leave his son home alone.

“I love my son more than anything and of course I’m sorry,” he said.

As for the telephone death threats against his former friend Justin Jellot, Hurst says he can’t remember what he said, but if he did make threats he’s sorry.

“I had been drinking and I was angry,” Hurst said. “I don’t remember what I said, but apparently I called him.”

Jellot claims it wasn’t unusual for Hurst to call and make threats when he was drinking, but this time the threat was against his pregnant wife.

“After I heard the thing about him wandering around the streets dressed up like a ninja, it’s something you really have to take seriously,” he said.

Jellot said he hopes Hurst gets help.

“I’m gonna get through all of this and be a better person – no more mistakes,” Hurst said.

Hurst’s preliminary hearing on the terroristic threats charge has been postponed. He’s now back in jail.

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