An Elmhurst man called the cops after his boss left a "ranting" and "threatening" voicemail over a bounced check, police said.
An officer headed over to the employee's West Avenue home about 11:30 a.m. Friday and listened to the boss' voicemail message, police said.
"On the voicemail was a ranting message, threatening harm to the victim because he cashed a check that was given to him," police said.
The officer "spoke with (the boss) by phone," and he explained "he was just angry that the (employee's) cashing the check caused his account to bounce," police said. "He stated he has no intention of harming" his employee.
The officer told the boss to "cease calling" the employee, police said.