Paso Robles man arrested for bomb threat
August 2, 2012
A Paso Robles man allegedly used his cell phone to call a bomb threat into the Arroyo Grande Walmart on Monday.
Police arrested Daniel Joseph McPherson, 53 on a felony making a false bomb threat charge and booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bail.
On Monday shortly before midnight, Walmart employees ordered an evacuation. Arroyo Grande police then searched the store with the use of bomb-sniffing dogs and did not find any explosive devices.
Walmarts in other parts of the country have been the victims of similar bomb threats with 11 evacuations occurring at Walmarts in the Midwest.
Arroyo Grande police issued a warrant for the phone number records that lead them to McPherson. McPherson had heard recent news reports about bomb threats called into Walmart stores across the nation before he called in his threat, police said.