Cops: Chocolate factory worker makes bomb threat to be fired

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — 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.

A phone number for him couldn’t be found Tuesday.

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