Man arrested for bomb threat told police he was referring to ‘bowel movement’


A man accused of threatening to blow up a New Orleans restaurant told police his words were just a reference to a bowel movement.

Arthur Posey, 30, was arrested Tuesday, November 13th after police were summoned to Willie’s Chicken Shack on Canal Street for a bomb threat. An officer confronted Posey inside a business in the next block after the officer saw Posey enter.

Posey told police that he told an employee he was going to “‘blow the bathroom up,’ in reference to a bowel movement,'” according to NOLA.

Police say a Willie’s Chicken Shack employee did not corroborate Posey’s story, and told officers, “Mr. Posey never told him anything about a bathroom.”

According to court documents, the restaurant’s manager said Posey walked into the restaurant and asked an employee what time the restaurant closed. The manager said Posey said, “Y’all about to close right now because I’m going to get a bomb and blow this place up.”

The manager told police she “took the threat very serious” and called police.

Another employee told police she heard Posey “say he was going to get a bomb and put it under the middle table of the restaurant closest to the front door.”

Posey faces two counts of communicating false information of planned arson. He has a mental competency hearing for November 29th.

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