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Authorities in Florida have made an arrest Sunday in a Tampa area Walmart store, is threatened, which has led to the evacuation of customers, according to the report.
The suspect, identified as Wayne Lee Padgett, 31, is said to have called and threatened to “shoot up” in the Gibsonton store on a Sunday afternoon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the confirmation of the arrest.
Padgett’s mother was an employee of the store, and the Sheriff in Chad Chronister, told Tampa Bay’s FOX 13.
Shortly after around 1:17 a.m. call, and five of the patrol deputies arrived at the Walmart, located in the Eastern part of the Tampa-area, when shoppers were in the store and into the parking lot, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Deputies checked to make sure that no one was hurt, and looked up to, someone who sounds a lot like.
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Wayne Lee Padgett has allegedly threatened to “shoot up” a wal-mart store in Gibsonton, Fla. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)
Within an hour, and the enforcement of the laws has determined that the threat was not credible, and that the store was open at 3:30 pm
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said the police were able to trace the threatening phone call several hours later to Padgett, whose mother reportedly worked at the Walmart location.
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“These are criminals who are trying to make us afraid in order to go shopping, to the movies, concerts, work, and school is no different than the terrorists have,” Chronister said. “This type of behavior will not be tolerated. We will seek justice to the fullest extent of the law.”
According to Tampa Bay’s FOX 13, Padgett, was charged with false reporting, the use of a firearm in a violent way, which is a felony offense.