Police: Man calls in bomb threat to avoid paying bar tab

A Pittsburgh man has been arrested after police say he called in a false bomb menace to try and get out of paying his restaurant bill.

WPXI-TV reports 40 -year-old Barry Clapperton faces charges that include threats to use weapons of mass destruction, public drunkenness and false identification to police.

A witness says Clapperton tried to leave multiple times without paying for his dinner at Primanti Brother. Police were called to the scene, and another person pay money Clapperton’s bill.

Police say they were about to let the man leave when bomb threat was called in to a nearby restaurant. Authorities say they used a stun handgun to subdue Clapperton after he operated from the restaurant.

Police say Clapperton acknowledged he called in the false threat to create a distraction.


Information from: WPXI-TV, http :// http://www.wpxi.com

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