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Police: Pizza Place Worker Sent Bomb Threat to Get Day Off

DYER, Ind. (AP) _ Police say a woman working at a pizza place in northwest Indiana texted a fake bomb threat to a co-worker in hopes of getting the rest of the day off.

The (Munster) Times ( ) reports 18-year-old Ashley N. Keichinger of Dyer was charged with false information and intimidation Friday.

An affidavit says an employee at Doreen's Pizzeria in Dyer called police June 6 after getting messages from a number he didn't know. One message threatened to “blow up the place'' if the employee didn't have workers leave by 3 p.m.

According to police, detectives traced the number to a messaging app. The affidavit says Keichinger admitted to sending the messages because she hoped the restaurant would close for the day.

It wasn't immediately clear if Keichinger has an attorney.

  Information from: The Times,

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