Prank Gone Wrong: Employee Reportedly Arrested For Calling In Bomb Threat For Co-Worker At Gas Station

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An employee at a gas station pranked her coworkers by calling in a bomb threat, according to the Kentucky police, The Miami Herald reported.

Amber Carr, 21, of Paducah told police she was receiving threatening messages from an unknown number that claimed the Five Star Gas Station in Draffenville would be blown up, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post. The threat came two days after the Christmas morning explosion in Nashville. Draffenville, in southwestern Kentucky, is about 25 miles away from Nashville, The Miami Herald reported.(RELATED: Feds Use DNA Testing To Identify Anthony Q. Warner As Nashville Bomber)

After investigating the threat and clearing the gas station, the sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police bomb unit determined the bomb threat was a prank, The Miami Herald reported.

“You always worry about copy cats anytime something like that gets media attention,” McGuire said, The Miami Herald reported. “You always worry about… distressed individuals that want some type of attention for some type of cause.”

Carr was charged with “terroristic threatening 2nd degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, harassing communications, and wanton endangerment 1st degree,” Marshall County Sheriff’s Office stated in the post.