Chipley Walmart Threat

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CHIPLEY, Fla. (WTVY) -- A Chipley man is in jail after threatening Walmart Employees, saying he was going to shoot some things in the parking lot.

Charles David Thomas (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

It all started when Charles David Thomas tried to return some items and clerks refused to take them. Employees called Chipley Police after Thomas left the store.

Police then released a BOLO (be on the lookout) and deputies found Thomas at a traffic stop wearing a shoulder holster. No firearms were found.

Chipley's Chief of Police said that every threat, no matter the context is taken seriously.

"Obviously in today's times with all that is going on nationwide that puts everyone on edge. And the fact that we have the ability to respond quickly and through cooperation with other law enforcement agencies to put out a BOLO and locate the suspect quickly and bring a close to a situation and put people at ease it's just phenomenal," Chief Scott Thompson said.

Thomas faces multiple charges including a false report of planting a bomb, as well as threatening the use of a firearm in a violent manner. He is in Washington Count Jail and his bond is set at $50,000.

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