Bomb threat caller 'needed a break'

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HOLLY HILL, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- Police said a worker at a Florida business sparked an evacuation of 300 employees when she called in a bomb threat because she "needed a break" from work.

Investigators said they responded to Metra Electronics in Holly Hill, Fla., around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when human resources workers said they received a voicemail saying there was a bomb on the property, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.


Officers said the building was evacuated and searched by bomb-sniffing dogs while investigators traced the call to employee Letisha Vester, 33, who was among the workers evacuated.

Police said Vester told them she called in the bomb threat because she "needed a break" from work.

Vester was arrested on a charge of false report of a bomb. Deputies said they found she was also wanted on an out-of-county arrest warrant for felony larceny.

The suspect was taken to a Volusia County jail and held without bond.

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