Cops: Chocolate Plant Worker Goes to Extremes to Get Fired

He allegedly decides that a fake bomb threat is the way to go
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 23, 2015 9:52 AM CDT
Cops: Chocolate Plant Worker Goes to Extremes to Get Fired
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Police say a Vermont chocolate factory worker hated his job and wanted to get fired, so he did the first thing that came to mind: He called in a bomb threat. Police say 22-year-old Kristofer Pregent stole a co-worker's cellphone and made the false threat under a different worker's name Monday night at the Barry Callebaut chocolate factory in St. Albans. Police say Pregent then threw the cellphone in a toilet tank. He first told police he received a bomb threat, then later said that didn't happen. He told officers he was unhappy with his job and wanted out. Pregent was charged with false public alarm, petit larceny, and unlawful mischief. Presumably, he'll be getting his wish about the firing. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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