Seems like people find new and creative reasons to get locked up every day. Today’s creative episode: Calling In A Bomb Threat To Get Out Of Paying A Bill.
That’s exactly what 40 year-old Barry Clapperton did. 6 ABC Philly (@6abc) reports that the Pittsburgh native tried to leave Primanti Brothers Restaurant in Pittsburgh without paying for his meal multiple times before the restaurant called the police. When police arrived, a good samaritan paid the tab for Clapperton. Police were just about to leave and let Clapperton go when they got a call from another nearby restaurant about a bomb threat. Police say they used a stun gun to subdue Clapperton after he ran from the restaurant. Police say Clapperton later acknowledged calling in the fake bomb threat to create a distraction.