Warning in Kansas Home Depot bathroom mistaken for bomb threat


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    WICHITA, Kan. (KEYE) - What some people thought was a bomb threat at a Home Depot store turned out to be a warning to others in the bathroom that things were about to get, well, smelly.

    KWCH reports that a 911 caller reported a bomb threat at the Wichita, Kansas store.

    "We just had a customer here made what may have been a bomb threat," said the caller in audio released by Sedgwick County Communications. "He said, uh, somebody told me there's a bomb in here and you need to leave the building. He said it three times."

    Someone at the store told staff they overheard the threat in the restroom, and when police arrived to investigate, they found the "bomb threat" came from a man in a bathroom stall warning others about the severity of his need to use the restroom.

    The quote, according to KWCH, was "You all need to get out of here because I'm fixin' to blow it up."

    One witness told police he laughed at the remark and took it as a joke. Police were able to track down the man who uttered the warning, and found it all to be a big misunderstanding.

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