Saturday, December 14, 2013

Many Unhappy Returns Triggers Arrest at Idaho Retailer

Posted By on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Yes, words do matter; but things got a bit out of hand Friday at a Lewiston clothing store, when some customers said they thought they heard a bomb threat.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the incident began at Lewiston's Ross Dress For Less store, when a man said he wanted to return some boots that he said were defective because a heel had fallen off. The man told Lewiston police that clerks refused to exchange the boots when he didn't have a receipt.

That's when things took a turn.

According to witnesses, the man threatened to picket the store and allegedly threatened to use social media to notify customers and "blow this place up on the Web." The Tribune reports that one witness said the man's behavior was so frightening that she immediately left through an emergency exit.

The 46-year-old man was taken into custody and questioned, and ultimately issued a trespass warning and a citation for disturbing the peace.


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