A woman who lost hundreds of dollars at a Florida casino is facing felony charges for allegedly calling the establishment and telling them she left an explosive device on the premises.
On May 11, 54-year-old Adele Belizaire was staying at the Seaside Inn and Suites.
During the evening, Belizaire was reportedly a patron at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.
When she was in the establishment, Belizaire reportedly spent and lost nearly $400 while she was playing the slot machines.
Belizaire allegedly became angered by her financial losses.
A while later, the casino reportedly got a phone call from an unknown source claiming that they had placed a bomb on the premises.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino police informed the Clearwater Police Department about the situation.
Belizaire possesses a Player’s Club card from the casino. Using the cell phone number from which the police believed the call was made, they alleged that it matched the number listed on her Player’s Club card.
At approximately 4:00 am, the authorities found Belizaire in her room at the Seaside Inn and Suites.
According to the arrest report, when the police asked the woman about the situation, Belizaire allegedly told them she has “anger issues.” She reportedly said she was feeling sour about losing her money in the machines, and she placed the call about the bomb to “blow off steam.” Belizaire additionally assured the police she would never be capable of carrying out such an act.
Belizaire was taken into custody and booked into the county jail on a $20,000 bond. She is expected to face felony charges for making a false report about planting a bomb, explosive, or weapon of mass destruction.
She has entered a plea of not guilty to the allegations against her.
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