NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STMW) — At what point, exactly, does gallows humor go beyond the pale? Michael M. Romanenko might know.
The 42-year-old South Elgin man lost his job as an Internet technician and is facing trial, after allegedly boasting to two Naperville women that he’s a serial killer, the Naperville Sun is reporting.
Romanenko is free on bond and scheduled to appear Tuesday in Wheaton Field Court, charged with two counts of disorderly conduct/breach of peace, according to court records.
A Naperville police report showed Romanenko was arrested following an Oct. 10 incident at a woman’s home. Her address had been redacted.
The 32-year-old homeowner and a 23-year-old neighbor told police Romanenko came to the older woman’s home for a maintenance appointment.
At one point, he called out in Russian to the homeowner’s dog, the report stated. The homeowner, “who is fluent in Russian, was very surprised at (Romanenko’s) proficiency…
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