Suspect, 18, Arrested After Calling In Hoax Bomb Threat To Melbourne Bar
By Space Coast Daily // February 4, 2019
Randolph Goodwin arrested for false reporting a bomb to Twisted Rooster
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Police have made an arrest in a hoax bomb threat made to a bar last week in Melbourne.
The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Randolph Goodwin from Melbourne.
According to the report released by West Melbourne police, a call was received on Thursday (Jan. 31) that a bomb threat had been made to the Twisted Rooster located on 1220 W. New Haven Ave.
“The unknown caller was described as a male with a Middle Eastern accent,” said a spokesperson with the West Melbourne Police Department.
“He asked if the business was a gay bar and what time the bar would be open. Upon learning the bar was a no labels bar, the
unknown caller began to scream that he was going to blow up the bar and hung up.”
When police arrived at the scene an explosive ordinance team it was learned the business was secure and nothing suspicious was located.
Afterward, police got to work quickly with the phone company to determine who made the threat and were able to trace the blocked call to Goodwin in Melbourne.
Goodwin admitted to detectives he intentionally blocked his number on his cell phone and made the bomb threat as a joke, police say.
Goodwin has been arrested for making a false report of a bomb.
He was booked at the Brevard County Jail on a $5,000 bond and has since posted bond and released.
Goodwin’s court date has been set for February 28 in front of Judge Kelly Ingram.
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