Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

Telemarketer makes bomb threat
Telemarketer makes bomb threat

Lots of homeowners get frustrated by unsolicited phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them something that they don't want. But it appears it was a telemarketer's turn to let off steam last week, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the house of a Mead, Colo., homeowner who turned down the offer of some money he'd supposedly won.

"The homeowner was not interested and hung up the phone," Sgt. Tim Schwartz of the Weld County Sheriff's Office told KMGH-TV in Denver. Undeterred, the telemarketer called right back, Schwartz said, "and got pretty rude, telling the homeowner, 'I've placed a bomb in your house.' "