Chocolate Factory Worker Who Wanted to Be Fired Called in Fake Bomb Threat

Chocolate Factory Worker Who Wanted to Be Fired Called in Fake Bomb Threat
Chocolate Factory Worker Who Wanted to Be Fired Called in Fake Bomb Threat

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We bet that in retrospect, he realizes that he could have just quit. 

A chocolate factory worker hated his job so much that he called in a bomb threat, according to The Associated Press. The man was reportedly looking for ways to get fired.

Kristopher Pregent, a 22-year-old employee at the Barry Callebaut chocolate factory in St. Albans, Vermont, stole a coworker’s phone on Monday, September 21, in order to place a fake bomb threat. Police say that Pregent placed the call using another coworker’s name, and then threw the phone into the toilet.

Speaking with police, Pregent reportedly first told authorities that he had personally received a bomb threat, but later recanted his story. He then admitted to making up the bomb threat because he was “unhappy with his job and wanted out,” according to the AP. It’s not yet clear how much time passed before Pregent admitted to being the caller.

Pregent was charged with creating false public alarm, larceny, and unlawful mischief. 

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