Racine man convicted of making bomb threat at work

CREATED May 7, 2014

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RACINE -- A Racine man has pleaded no contest to making a bomb threat at work because he wanted Halloween off but didn't have any vacation left.
 
Online court records said 28-year-old Jacob W. Vanderhoef pleaded no contest this week to a felony charge of a bomb scare. A second charge was dismissed.
 
Prosecutors said  he told investigators he didn't want to work on Halloween but was out of vacation time.
 
One note was found Oct. 29. It said a timed explosive was scheduled to go off during the week of Halloween. It also taunted authorities to "catch me if you can."
 
A message left with his defense attorney, Mark D. Richards, was not immediately returned..