A 40-year-old man who hit the bottle a little too hard and decided to call the police with a bomb hoax was sentenced to a year in jail for ‘fabricating terrorist information,’ according to Huangpu prosecutors.
On August 28, police received a number of calls from the man, surnamed Xu, about a fight and a bomb that he said was located on Xueyan Road, Shanghai Daily reports. The scare led to panic and traffic jams in the surrounding area.
Fifty police officers were sent to the scene but found no bomb. Xu, however, was tracked down the next morning in a hotel room with a hangover most foul. He told cops that he was in a bad mood after drinking the night before and decided to ‘vent his grievances’ the same way a junior high school student might try to get out of classes for a day.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Idiot man detained in Beijing Int’l Airport after saying ‘I have a bomb in my ass’
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