But the man, Arthur Posey, 30, who was later charged with making a bomb threat in the Nov. 13 incident, had a different story when questioned by police, the newspaper reported.
Posey told an officer that he had told an employee at the restaurant that he was going to “ ‘blow the bathroom up,’ in reference to a bowel movement,” the warrant for him states, according to the Times-Picayune. But employees at the eatery, Willie’s Chicken Shack, told officers that they never heard Posey say anything about a bathroom.
Posey is charged with two counts of communicating false information of planned arson, according to the Times-Picayune. Posey has a mental competence hearing next week.
Employees at the restaurant told police they had taken the threat seriously; one officer wrote that the manager was shaking as she spoke, the newspaper reported.