Hooters Bomb Joke Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard

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Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM

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The guy said it was a joke.

But the LAPD's bomb squad doesn't play around. And so, after a man entered Hooters in Hollywood today and said he had bomb in his lunchbox, the area was evacuated and Hollywood Boulevard was shut down, police say:

After what happened in Boston, it was a dumb move.

The bomb squad was going through the restaurant as we speak just in case, LAPD Officer Christopher No told us.

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It all started at 4:43 p.m. when the guy walked into the short-shorts establishment at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard and mentioned having a bomb, he said.

It wasn't taken as a joke, and the place cleared out, No said. When officers arrived, the man was cooperative and he was quickly taken into custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of making a threat, according to No.

Unfortunately for us, a rumor that had the man claiming to have the bomb in his pants was untrue, the officer said.

Now that would have been funny.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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