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Man Threatens to Shoot Up Toco Hill Kroger 'Like in the Batman Movie'

The unidentified man also said early Sunday morning he left a bomb in the Kroger in Toco Hill Shopping Center. No bomb was found.

A man threatened to shoot up the Kroger supermarket in Toco Hill during a bomb threat early Sunday morning, DeKalb County police said.

The unidentified man called the Toco Hill Shopping Center store shortly after midnight, the police report said.

"There is a bomb inside the store, and I will be there in 15 minutes to shoot up the store like in the Batman movie," the man told a store employee.

The suspect called again but did not give any reason for the threats. The store employee also told police the call came from a restricted number.

A Kroger security guard told police he is positioned in front of the store and saw no one bring a package inside. The guard and two police officers walked around the store to check for unusual packages or items and found none. The guard also said he didn't see any inside.

The shooter was likely referring to the July 20 massacre of 12 people inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during an opening night showing of The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in a trilogy about the comic book crime fighter, Batman. Fifty-eight other theatergoers were injured in the shooting, and 25-year-old James Eagan Holmes – then 24 – has been charged in the incident and awaits trial.

OakGroveParent January 06, 2013 at 01:42 AM
This is frightening and makes me not want to shop there. I do not understand why they cannot trace the number it came from with all of the technology we have nowadays?
Jonathan Cribbs January 06, 2013 at 07:50 AM
They may be able to. I'm putting a call into the department to see if they're doing anything else.

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