Alabama man charged with terrorism after threatening to kill everyone in doctor’s office
Saying he picked a bad time to make threats against a medical facility, police in Alabama arrested a man who threatened to kill everyone who worked in his doctor’s office on Thursday as panicky staffers locked the door and called 911.
Bobby Lynn Box, a 44-year-old man from Helena is being held on $200,000 bond after being charged with two counts of making terrorist threats against the staff prior to showing up and demanding his medical records, AL.com reports.
“With all that is going on in our country, he could not have picked a worse time to pull such a stupid stunt,” said Jefferson County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
According to authorities, the doctor banished Box from his practice on Tuesday after he threatened to kill the staffers.
On Wednesday, Box called the office and left a message demanding his medical records, warning the staff that they needed to call him back while reminding them of the threat he had made.
According to Christian, staffers explained to him that they didn’t have his records in the office.
Thursday, Box walked into the office and demanded his records while standing at the counter with his hands behind his back. Fearing for their lives, staffers locked the entry door to the treatment area and retreated to the rear of the building where they called 911.
Police responding to the emergency call found Box still standing at the front counter where he was taken into custody.
Box’s arrest comes on the heels of the San Bernardino shooting that claimed 14 lives, and a shoot-out at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office where three- including a police officer — were shot and killed.
“He is extremely lucky he didn’t get himself killed,” Christian explained. “I hope he isn’t in his right mind. If he is in his right mind, we will put him in the mix for the ‘I’m just an idiot’ trophy.”