CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man allegedly tried to intimidate a Chicago executive into paying him off, using tactics like sending hearses to his home, police said.
John Holliman, 29, of Lexington, Ky., was charged Thursday with three felonies -- theft, stalking and disorderly conduct -- the Chicago Tribune reported.
Investigators said Holliman called the executive's company in June and, using a disguised voice, said he had placed a bomb in the man's office. He also allegedly sent hearses and ambulances to his home and
"sent unknown individuals to the victim's residence" to intimidate him, a police report said.
The bomb threat led to the evacuation of two floors of a high-rise office building, although no bomb was found.
Holliman allegedly told the executive the campaign of harassment would stop if he was paid, police said.