CLEARWATER, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a man threatened to return to a Walmart with a gun if the remote control car he was buying didn't work.
Clearwater Police Spokesman Rob Shaw says police arrested 33-year-old Anthony Reed on Monday evening. They say he made the threat Friday, days after 22 people were killed in a shooting rampage at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart.
According to an arrest affidavit, he told the employee he's "serious about his money" and would come back with a gun if the car didn't work.
Police identified Reed through the store's surveillance system. Reed told police he was joking and doesn't own a gun, according to law enforcement.
He's facing a felony charge of making a false report about using a firearm in a violent manner. He remains in jail with bail set at $100,000.
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