A man who went into the bathroom at a Florida Walmart store reportedly found someone’s cell phone and allegedly used it to make a false report to the authorities, saying there was a bomb at the location.
On the afternoon of January 12, a man in a Port Charlotte Walmart entered the bathroom. While there, he reportedly discovered a cell phone sitting out, but no one else was in the restroom. The man had allegedly seen several videos on TikTok showing people going into stores and calling in fake bomb threats. He reportedly dialed 911, and after a dispatcher answered he said there was a bomb in the store. It was noted in the police report that he ended the call by saying “tic toc tic toc.”
Law enforcement from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office went to the location to investigate. When they arrived, they saw the rightful owner of the phone, and he told them he was able to digitally track the device’s location to the Walmart bathroom where he had been shortly before the call was placed.