Cops arrested a man for leaving a fake bomb outside the Bank of America Theater Tuesday night.
Benjamin Javellana has been charged with disorderly conduct for making a false bomb threat, which is a class 3 felony, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The cops didn’t provide any details on how they traced the packages to Javellana, of the 2300 block of North Sawyer Avenue.
The fake bomb boxes caused enough of a stir Tuesday night that a production of the popular musical “Jersey Boys” had to take a time-out from their show.
Two suspicious boxes, which included notes with the words “This is not a bomb,” and “This is not going to end good” written on them were removed and disposed of by police from behind the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.
“It appeared that this was deliberately set up to provoke this type of response,” police Bomb and Arson Cmdr. Eugene Roy said at the time.
“It’s not funny, it’s not a joke. It put public safety at risk, it cost the city an extraordinary sum of money,” said Roy.
Whether it was a joke or not, the ones responsible for the bomb-scare will be prosecuted… and will have to pay the city the cost for all this hoopla.