Bomb Threat at Home Depot Was Just a Guy Who Needed the Restroom
A 911 phone call just released from the Sedgwick County Communications center in Kansas, where the caller told the operator that he had heard someone making a bomb threat. Now, where this is usually a very serious matter, for the police in Wichita, Kan., thankfully it turned out not to be.
When they arrived at the Home Depot to investigate the bomb threat, they found that it was a different type of dirty bomb than they had been expecting. The caller to 911 had said “We just had a customer here made what may have been a bomb threat, he said, uh, somebody told me there’s a bomb in here and you need to leave the building. He said it three times.” Staff was alerted and took steps, but the police found that the threat was a euphemism by a shopper who had to use the bathroom really bad.
“You all need to get out of here because I’m fixin’ to blow it up,” was how the threat was allegedly made, according to a bathroom witness who believed the whole thing to be a joke. When police arrived they quickly found the dirty bomb maker, and got everything cleaned up (figuratively speaking).
The best part of this story (besides the fact that there was no deadly bomb) is that this is not the first time something like this has occurred. According to reports, a man was arrested in New Orleans after threatening to blow up a Willie's Chicken Shack's bathroom. That man, Arthur Posey, faced two charges of communicating false information of planned arson. No details on what (if any) charges the Home Depot bomber will face.