VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 33-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday for threatening to blow up a convenience store, according to the Virginia Beach Fire Department.
Authorities said the incident started when Crystal Mostek of Virginia Beach walked into the 7-Eleven in the 2200 block of Pleasure House Road around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
That is when fire officials said she placed a device on the counter, told the clerk it was a bomb and threatened to blow up the store, WTKR reported.
Investigators later determined that the device was not a bomb.
Mostek was charged with threatening to bomb and possession of a hoax device.
Investigators have not released a motive for the hoax.
Mostek is being held at the Virginia Beach Jail.