- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A Vermont woman and her friend have been charged with making a fake bomb threat to the western Massachusetts supermarket where she was employed so she could get out of work early.

Police say 21-year-old Emily Sziribik, who worked at the Wild Oats Market in Williamstown, and 21-year-old Jacob Shea, both of Bennington, Vermont, concocted the threat so they could “hang out” together.

Police received a 911 call from a store manager on June 4, prompting a response from the state police bomb squad.

It was quickly determined to be a hoax.

Police were led to the suspects though phone records.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/1K5ArFU ) reports that Sziribik and Shea were released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges of making a bomb threat.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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