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Man accused of bomb scare to get day off

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RACINE (WKOW) -- Prosecutors say a Racine man who wanted Halloween off but didn't have any vacation time left made a bomb threat at his place of work.

A Journal Times of Racine report says 27-year-old Jacob W. Vanderhoef was charged this week with two counts of causing a bomb scare.

Prosecutors say he left two threatening notes at Poclain Hydraulics last week. The criminal complaint details that he told investigators he was out of vacation time but didn't want to work on Halloween.

One threatening note was found October 29, saying a timed explosive was scheduled to go off during the week of Halloween. It also taunted authorities to "catch me if you can."

His defense attorney, Mark D. Richards, declined to comment Friday.

Vanderhoef's preliminary hearing is set for November 20.

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