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Newton County woman allegedly makes bomb threat at Walmart

COVINGTON -- A disgruntled customer was arrested at Walmart on Salem Road Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly made a bomb threat, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Bonita Makanjuola, 50, of 33 Gum Tree Trail, faces charges of terroristic threats and acts in connection with the incident.

"There was a lady who came in the store who didn't receive the customer service she wanted," said NCSO spokesman Michael Cunningham. "She said twice in front of the cashier, 'There's gonna be a bomb, mark my words.'"

After hearing the threat, the Walmart employee contacted law enforcement and Makanjuola was arrested on scene.

The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. The store was not evacuated.

In other crime news, the Chevron gas station at 66 Almon Road was burglarized around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Cunningham said a deputy responded to a sounding burglar alarm and found the front glass door of the business busted out. The culprit had already left with an undetermined amount of cash.

Anyone with information on the burglary should contact the NCSO Criminal Investigation Unit at 678-625-1400 or go to their website at www.newtonsheriffga.gov.