Monday, March 29, 2010

Creepy Picture; Creepier News... Police: Man Makes Bomb Threat To Get Day Off

A Florida man is accused of calling in a bomb threat at a hotel so he could get the day off of work, Miami television station WPLG reported.

Coral Gables police said they received a 911 call at 4:51 a.m. According to police the caller said, "There is a bomb at the Biltmore Hotel. ...and death to all Jews," then hung up the phone.

Officers went to the hotel and determined the bomb threat was not credible.

Police traced the call to the executive chef's office at the hotel. Authorities said they used surveillance videos to determine 62-year-old Thomas Hudnall had been in the area at the time of the call.

Hudnall was arrested, and police said he admitted to making the 911 call.

According to Coral Gables police, Hudnall referred to "Jews" in the 911 call in the hope that the hotel would be evacuated so he could have the day off work. Police said they talked to Hudnall and determined he had no intent to harm anyone of the Jewish religion.

Hudnall faces charges of false report of explosive/weapons of mass destruction.

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