Cowlitz deputies arrest man for threatening Facebook post
Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 42-year-old man Thursday, accusing him of posting on Facebook a threat to bomb his workplace.
Just after 10 p.m. on Halloween, deputies said Brando L. Vail posted a picture of a man holding what appeared to be a bomb with the caption, “Walt’s Meats Company will be closed tomorrow. Thank you for your loyal meat buying. Have a nice Halloween.”
Vail works at the Woodland company.
Concerned employees who saw the post contacted management, which took the post seriously, called police and did a security sweep of the business.
Vail didn’t show up for work Thursday morning and police arrested him at a home in Longview. Deputies said they found the fake bomb that was seen in the social media post.
Deputies said Vail told them it was a joke and he posted the picture when he was intoxicated.
Deputies arrested him for making a bomb threat.