Chocolate Factory Employee Calls in Bomb Threat to Get Fired

A chocolate factory employee who forgot he could just quit called in a bomb threat to get fired


An employee at a Vermont chocolate factory decided he wanted to get fired, and that calling in a bomb threat was a good way to do it. 

An unhappy chocolate factory employee who apparently forgot that a person can just quit a job decided that the best way to get fired was to call in a bomb threat this week. He is now facing charges.

According to KRQE News, Kristofer Pregent, a 22-year-old who worked at the Barry Callebaut chocolate factory in St. Albans, Vermont, wanted to get fired from his job and figured the best way to do that was to call in a fake bomb threat to the factory. Pregent reportedly stole a coworker’s phone to make the call, then threw it in a toilet afterwards.


At first, Pregent told police that he was the one who received the bomb threat, but when that story unraveled he admitted to officers that he made the threat because he was sick of his job and wanted to be fired. He has since been charged with false public alarm, petit larceny, and unlawful mischief.