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US bomb-threat suspect says he meant he would ‘blow up’ fried chicken restaurant’s bathroom with a bowel movement

  • Arthur Posey is accused of making a bomb threat against Willie’s Chicken Shack in New Orleans, but he says it is all a misunderstanding
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2018, 7:05am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2018, 7:05am

The man went into the restaurant and headed toward the food preparation area, asking a manager what time the place closed.

The man, who was wearing a green hat and blue jacket and carrying a white bag, then said: “Y’all about to close right now because I’m going to get a bomb and blow this place up,” according to court documents cited by the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

But the man, Arthur Posey, 30, who was later charged with making a bomb threat in the November 13 incident, had a different story when questioned by police, the newspaper reported.

Posey told an officer that he had told an employee at the fried chicken restaurant on New Orleans’ Canal Street that he was going to “‘blow the bathroom up’, in reference to a bowel movement,” the warrant for him states, according to the Times-Picayune. But employees at the eatery, Willie’s Chicken Shack, told officers that they never heard Posey say anything about a bathroom.

Posey is charged with two counts of communicating false information of planned arson, according to the Times-Picayune. Posey has a mental competence hearing next week.

Employees at the restaurant told police that they had taken the threat seriously; one officer wrote that the manager was shaking as she spoke, the newspaper reported.