A Bradenton woman is in jail after police claim she sent a bomb threat to her neighbor last weekend, resulting in the entire block being evacuated.
The 50-year-old woman made her first appearance in court on Monday.
Investigators believe that on Saturday night, the woman sent a text message to her neighbor saying there was a bomb in the backyard that would go off in one hour.
Her neighbor said the bomb threat “caused significant amount of stress” for himself, his wife and their children.
Police evacuated the 1600 block of the neighborhood.
The bomb threat was not real.
The judge ordered the woman to stay 500 feet away from her neighbor’s house, even if it means she has to find a new home. Her bond is set at $25,000.
Police are still investigating the motive for the threat.
There is nothing funny about issuing a fake bomb threat. Law enforcement takes threats of this nature very seriously as it can easily unleash panic among the public. While it might seem that bomb threats are nothing more than a silly prank, the truth of the matter is that these threats must be taken seriously as they can lead to a lot of damage.
If you have been charged with a crime related to making a false bomb threat, the best thing you can do in this situation is to speak with a Manatee County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. We can look into your particular situation and help you establish the best possible defense. The earlier you get us involved, the better your chances of obtaining a positive outcome.
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