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Threat to blow up Walmart over 20 cents

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Threat to blow up Walmart over 20 cents

Threat to blow up Walmart over 20 cents

The call to customer service on Tuesday night called out an employee by name and included a threat to blow up the Walmart store on Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie.

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HAVE ARRESTED A WOMAN WHOTHREATENED TO BLOW UP AWALMART STORE AFTER CLAIMINGSHE WAS OVERCHARGED FORMERCHANDISE SHE HAD PURCHASEDTHERE.

WMAR 2 NEWS' JEFF HAGERHAS DETAILS OF THE THREAT.(TRACK) THE CALL TO CUSTOMERSERVICE TUESDAY NIGHT CALLEDOUT AN EMPLOYEE BY NAME ANDINCLUDED A THREAT TO BLOW UPTHIS STORE ON CHESAPEAKECENTER DRIVE IN GLEN BURNIE.(SOT) :23 "We evacuated thatWalmart, and bomb dogs did athorough search.

They didn'tfind anything, and severalhours later, the Walmart wasreopened." (TRACK) BUT NOTBEFORE POLICE HAD EVACUATEDTWO HUNDRED WORKERS ANDCUSTOMERS FROM THE STORE.

LESSTHAN 72 HOURS LATER, POLICEARRESTED 3━YEA━OLD CHELSEALEIGH FELESKY ON CHARGES OF ATHREAT OF MASS VIOLENCE, ARSONTHREATS AND TELEPHONE MISUSE.(SOT) :37 "She did give astatement to officers and saidshe was shorted or thoughtthat she was shorted 20 centsin her transaction so she wasangry about that and called ina bomb threat to the Walmartover 20 cents." (TRACK) NOW,THE DISPUTE OVER RELATIVEPOCKET CHANGE FINDS FELESKYFACING A FELONY CHARGE THATCARRIES UP TO 10 YEARS INPRISON AND A FIND OF UP TO1━THOUSAND DOLLARS, NOT TOMENTION RESTITUTION FOR THECOSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THETHREAT.

(SOT) :58 "We had overa dozen officers there, plusour canines so if you take inhourly rates, plus training,plus gas to get there, plusthe others calls that areholding... fire departmentcame out, their gas in theirengines, their hourly rates...the money Walmart lost forhaving their business closedfor that amount of time,you're talking a lot of moneyand a lot more than 20 cents."(TRACK) A SEARCH OF FELESKY'SHOME TURNED UP NO EXPLOSIVESOR BOM━MAKING MATERIALS.

INGLEN BURNIE, JEFF HAGER, WMAR2 N




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