June 14, 2012

Cynthia Creed Redefined The Meaning Of "Dumb Joke" - Sent Fellow Juror Text Message Stating Bomb Was In Courthouse

Houston, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Cynthia Ann Creed, a 51-year-old Texas juror was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly joked to another juror that there was a bomb in the courthouse.

According to Houston police, Creed reportedly sent a fellow juror a text message at 11:43 a.m. that read "Call the courthouse. Tell them there us a bomb...please."

Creed sent the message after she had already been cleared from jury duty at the Harris County courthouse at 10:30 a.m.

Authorities took the message seriously and cleared the courthouse completely. Creed then sent the juror a second message 15 minutes later that read "just kidding."

Investigators say bomb-sniffing dogs were already searching the building before Creed sent the second message

Police apprehended Creed, who stated that she was sorry for the prank, but could not give an explanation on her behavior.

Creed was booked into jail and charged with giving a false police report. She is currently being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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