Slidell Louisiana. Slidell police spokesman Detective Daniel Seuzeneau report Princeton Hamilton, 21, went into a Wal Mart store in Slidell on Friday afternoon to return a cell phone along with his girlfriend.
When he got into an argument with the store management over the cell phone return policy he walked away from the store yelling "There's a bomb in here."
Detective Seuzeneau said a customer in the store alerted a Slidell police officer that someone had yelled a bomb threat. The store was evacuated with confused and scared employees and customers around 5pm.
Seuzeneau said the store was closed for about two hours as extra police officers and a bomb sniffing dog from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office checked the store and did not find a bomb inside. A video camera caught Hamilton yelling the bomb threat.
The police could not find Hamilton on Friday but when he found out he was wanted by the police for making the bomb threat he turned himself in to the police on Saturday morning.
Seuzeneau said Hamilton recently applied for employment at Wal Mart and his bomb threat stunt will cost him a chance to work at Wal Mart. Hamilton allegedly told the police "This is probably the (stupidest) thing I've ever done."
The potential punishment for making bomb threats or terrorist threats is a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $15,000.
News sources Ramon Antonio Vargas and The Times Picayune