UPDATE: Racine man convicted of making bomb threat at work

UPDATE: A Racine man has pleaded no contest to making a bomb threat at work because he wanted Halloween off but didn

Jacob Vanderhoef

UPDATED Wednesday, May 7, 2014 --- 9:26 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Racine man has pleaded no contest to making a bomb threat at work because he wanted Halloween off but didn't have any vacation left.

Online court records say 28-year-old Jacob W. Vanderhoef pleaded no contest this week to a felony charge of a bomb scare. A second charge was dismissed.

Prosecutors say Vanderhoef left two threatening notes at Poclain Hydraulics in late October. The criminal complaint says he told investigators he didn't want to work on Halloween but was out of vacation time.

One note was found Oct. 29. It said a timed explosive was scheduled to go off during the week of Halloween. It also taunted authorities to "catch me if you can."

A message left with his defense attorney, Mark D. Richards, was not immediately returned.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Friday, November 8, 2013 --- 9:51 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Racine man is accused of making a bomb threat at his job because he wanted Halloween off but didn't have any vacation time left.

A Journal Times of Racine report says 27-year-old Jacob W. Vanderhoef was charged this week with two counts of causing a bomb scare.

Prosecutors say he left two threatening notes at Poclain Hydraulics last week. The criminal complaint says he told investigators he was out of vacation time but he didn't want to work on Halloween.

One note was found Oct. 29. It said a timed explosive was scheduled to go off during the week of Halloween. It also taunted authorities to "catch me if you can."

His defense attorney, Mark D. Richards, declined to comment Friday.

Vanderhoef's preliminary hearing is Nov. 20.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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