Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw says police arrested 33-year-old Anthony Reed on Monday evening. They say he made the threat Friday, days after 22 people were killed in a shooting rampage at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart.
The Tampa Bay Times reports Reed told the employee he's "serious about his money" and would come back with a gun if the car didn't work. The report says the threat created a "well-founded fear" for employees.
Police identified Reed through the store's surveillance system. Reed told police he was joking and doesn't own a gun.
He's facing a felony charge of making a false report about using a firearm in a violent manner.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.
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