Man Accused Of Threatening To Blow Up DHS With Ryder Truck Bomb
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma County prosecutors have filed charges against a man accused of making a terrorist threat to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
According to court documents, Carl Grande called the Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Division on February 9. An operator recorded the entire call. Grande told the operator he wanted to leave a message. He hurled profanity at the woman, then said, "I'm just ready to get a [expletive], uh, one of them [expletive] Ryder trucks and blow up your [expletive] [expletive] building! Just tell them I want my [expletive] money back!"
Police considered the threat viable because Grande was a commercial truck driver and was operating a tractor trailer truck at the time he made the call.
Grande hung up the phone after making the threat. According to court documents, authorities immediately evacuated the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Pottawatomie County District Attorney's Office because Grande lives in Shawnee. The custodial parent of Grande's child lives in Chickasha.
DHS also notified the police departments and child support enforcement offices in both Chickasha and Shawnee.
An unattended U-Haul box truck was discovered a block from the Child Support Office in Shawnee. Police blocked off the area, searched the truck and discovered it was not a threat.
Police were able to trace Grande through his cell phone. He was arrested and charged with making a terrorist hoax.