Chocolate Factory Employee Calls in Bomb Threat to Get Fired
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.