Utah Woman Called in Fake Bomb Threat to Leave Work Early: Police

A woman in Utah is facing charges after she allegedly made up a bomb threat so she could leave her job early.

According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, the 21-year-old from Coalville sent her father a text message "Call 911 Bomb Threat at my Job" on Sunday, August 8, KSLTV reported.

The father then alerted police and officers were dispatched to the Park City Outlets, where the woman worked as an assistant manager at the Rue 21 clothing store.

"During the investigation, it was found to be a fake threat," the police report states.

"The assistant manager admitted to calling in the threat to her father because she wanted to leave work."

The Summit County Sheriff's Office said the issue was resolved quickly as no evacuations took place.

The case will be sent to the county attorney for review, who will decide if the woman will face charges of making a terroristic threat.

Speaking to KPCW, Summit County Sheriff's Lieutenant Andrew Wright said it was right that the officers took the bomb threat seriously.

"It's insane to me that someone would be so careless as to do something like that. We respond to all calls for service. We do so professionally.

"We apply the resources that we need based on that call for service. Something like this is a very, very big deal. We don't take it lightly.

"We have requested the county attorney's office to basically apply the laws that are written and hold this person accountable for basically the scare and the amount of resources they took away from other people who need them."

Wright said the woman faces a felony charge after allegedly calling in the fake bomb threat.

"We don't go rushing into an area that is obviously a legitimate threat. We have to make sure that we're safe that we get close enough that we can start looking at the scenario and making a plan on making sure that everyone is safe," he added.

"Once our deputies were there and basically had a perimeter on the building, our dispatch center was able to call in and ask that assistant manager to come out, and our deputies began talking to her, asking her what was going on, and that's when they realized-she told them.

"She admitted to them; this is fake. I did it because I didn't want to be at work. And so, we were able to determine that it was in fact not a real bomb threat, and our deputies were able to make sure and confirm that the building was safe, that there was no active threat."

Park City Outlets bomb threat
A woman allegedly sent her father a text that read, “Call 911 Bomb Threat at my Job" so she could leave her job at Rue 21 at Park City Outlets early. Google maps