TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man is accused of threatening to shoot up a Walmart store, one day after 20 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Wayne Lee Padgett, 31, was arrested late Sunday.READ MORE: Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
He reportedly called the Walmart Supercenter in Gibsonton on Sunday afternoon and telling managers he planned to open fire in the store. About 1,000 people inside were evacuated.READ MORE: Miami Gardens Faith Leaders, Officials & Community Members Come Together To Remember Lives Lost To Gun Violence
Hillsborough County sheriff’s investigators said they traced the call to Padgett. No gun was found at his house near Tampa.
Padgett is charged with filing a false report of using a firearm in a threatening manner. He was being held Monday at the Hillsborough County jail on $7,500 bond.MORE NEWS: Orange County Officials Searching For 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano
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