Orange police investigate bomb threat at Flying J's

Orange police investigate bomb threat at Flying J's

A man allegedly denied employment at Flying J's in Orange called into the business July 30, reportedly threatening to set the building on fire and to plant a bomb at the convenience store.

According to a report from the Orange Police Department, Officer Corey Foreman responded to a call from Flying J's reporting a terroristic threat at about 8:15 a.m. Foreman spoke to store manager Joshua Santos who reportedly told him a man had called into the customer service hotline and made the threats. He identified himself to customer service representatives and told them he wanted to speak with a certain manager at the store, who he reportedly described using profanity.

The male caller allegedly stated, "I think I may burn his stores down in Orange, TX." The man then hung up, but called back a few minutes later and said, "I am going to plant a bomb in your stores,” before he hung up again.

Santos indicated he would press charges on the male caller, whose identity has not been released by police.

The incident is under investigation.

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