INDEPENDENCE TWP. (WWJ) – Oakland County authorities are looking for a man who created a bomb scare at a Kroger store because he wanted Vicodin.

The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was called to the store on Sashabaw Road in Independence Township about 8 p.m. Thursday after a man put a package on the counter of the pharmacy and demanded the prescription drug.  The suspect said the package was a bomb. 

bomb suspect kroger Bomb Scare At Independence Twp. Kroger

Security camera image provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The bomb squad determined there was no bomb. 

A K-9 track of the suspect led them to a home on Everest Street, but no arrests have been made.

The suspect is described as about 40-years-old, 5’5”, with a thin build and was wearing glasses a green jacket and camouflage hat.   Police say he could face charges including possession/delivery of a device representing or presented as an explosive or bomb with intent to terrorize.

Store security video is being reviewed to help investigators find the man.  Anyone who thinks they recognize the man in the photo (at right) or has any information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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