Aryn Leroux wants charges dropped

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The man accused of threatening the New York Mets via Twitter applied in court Thursday to participate in a program that would prompt the dismissal of the case upon completion, a Milford (Conn.) Superior Court clerk told ESPNNewYork.com.

Prosecutors have alleged Aryn Leroux, 42, of West Haven, Conn., threatened team executives, players and coaches via Twitter and also made a "specific threat" to Citi Field. He was charged in October with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace -- both misdemeanors.

A hearing is scheduled for April 7 regarding Leroux's application for the Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation Program. Completion of the program would prompt the charges to be dropped.

Leroux's attorney, Frederick D. Paoletti Jr., declined comment.