West Palm Beach, FL (December 22, 2018) - A man faces charges after being accused of throwing a hoax bomb into a motorcycle shop. 47-year-old Gregory Gonzalez was arrested on Thursday, December 20th for planting a hoax bomb and aggravated assault.
The incident took place at Cycle Ivan's on Forest Hill Boulevard. Gonzalez had previously been at the shop in September when he requested them to fix a scooter. Gonzalez believed that the scooter was under a warranty, however, employees told him that the repair would not be covered. Gonzalez became angry and was later seen at the shop on several subsequent occasions. According to employees, Gonzalez had a bad attitude each time he came in.
This week, Gonzalez was seen pulling an item out of backpack near the store before throwing it through an open door. The object was described as a "shotgun shell taped to a carbon dioxide cylinder." Gonzalez told police that he threw the object into the store to scare the employees. He also told police that the employees make fun of him whenever he comes into the store.
There is no word on whether he remains in custody at this time.
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