Sheriff: Man threatened to shoot deputies if jailed brothers weren't told 'Merry Christmas'

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a 48-year-old has been arrested for making a false threat against deputies after reportedly threatening to shoot deputies if someone didn't tell his incarcerated brothers Happy Birthday.

The sheriff's office received the call on Wednesday by a man who identified himself as Michael Boshell. Officials said he told them that both brothers were in the Macomb County Jail. He also said that if someone didn't tell his brothers Merry Christmas, he would shoot deputies with a long gun.

Deputies said he then hung up and they started to investigate. They tracked Boshell down in Mt. Clemens and say he is currently on parole for bank robbery. 

He was arrested by the Macomb County Sheriff and U.S. Marshals.

Boshell told investigators that he didn't want to harm law enforcement. He also admitted that he should have mailed a Christmas card to his brothers, Jeremiah and Joshua. The brothers are awaiting sentencing on two different homicide cases.

Boshell was arraigned Thursday and ordered held on a $25,000 bond. 

FOX 2 reported this story from Southfield, Michigan