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Phone extortion falls short for ‘Jamaican’

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A caller apparently from Kingston, Jamaica, told an Augusta man at Leonard’s Parts Plus on Monday afternoon that he had placed a bomb inside the business and inside the man’s home.

Unless he wired $1,200 to Kingston, or if he hung up, the caller “would blow up the business and his home with his family in it,” according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Once the caller realized a deputy was there, he hung up. No bomb was found at either location. The sheriff’s office has the caller’s name and number, which has a Jamaican area code.

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columbiacountynative 08/23/11 - 07:53 am
Guess Jamaica-man had to make

Guess Jamaica-man had to make another call or scratch his head and 'roll another'. Glad guy at Parts Plus put him in his place, Good for you! Scarey stuff such as this is happening more often than not, specially to our seniors, sad.

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