Daley spoke publicly for the first time about Christopher Traynor Fox's May 27 arrest on charges that he "threatened to kill" the mayor.
Fox called Daley's office May 25 after Daley threatened to stick a rifle with a bayonet up a reporter's "butt" after the reporter questioned his Chicago gun ban, which has been found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In an interview at the Santa Clara County Jail after his arrest at his San Jose home, Fox told the Chicago Tribune that he called Daley's office and left a 45-second message, asking "'How would you feel if someone did that to you?'"
Fox is being held without bail on suspicion of making telephone threats against a public official. He is awaiting a June 18 court appearance, according to the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections web site.