A waiter was jailed for 14 months yesterday for making a hoax bomb threat to the Tsuen Wan Jusco department store. Mak Kwok-wing, 27, used his mobile phone to make the call on April 17, four days after a bomb damaged the Tuen Mun branch and injured a woman, Tsuen Wan Court had heard. Mak pleaded guilty to criminal intimidation and wasting police time. Defence lawyer Raymond Tsui Wai-nam said yesterday: 'He just wanted to follow suit and to see how police handled the situation without thinking about the consequences . . . he did not have a real intention to hurt and harm.' A psychiatrist's report confirmed Mak suffered from psychological problems and Magistrate Timothy Casewell accepted Mak had weak control over his emotions. The court heard Mak called the Tsuen Wan Jusco store on April 17 and told employee Ng Ngoi-lin that he was linked to the Tuen Mun Jusco bombing. He claimed to have placed three bombs in the toy department. He later called the Tsuen Wan police station and reported the matter. Police went to the store but did not find any bombs. Mak was arrested on April 21. Mak said he placed the calls because he was emotionally disturbed by his girlfriend's marriage to another man. Mr Casewell sentenced him to 14 months' jail for criminal intimidation of the Jusco employee. He also imposed a two-month term, to be served concurrently, for causing wasteful employment of police. A four-month suspended term received in November for operating a vice establishment will be activated and served separately.