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A man was arrested Monday after he stuffed a firecracker in his waistband, walked into a Bed, Bath & Beyond in Boynton Beach and threatened to blow up the store, police said.

Jesse James Lyon, 61, faces charges of armed robbery and planting a hoax bomb. 


Boynton Beach police said Lyon was wearing a straw hat, glasses, a white shirt and khaki shorts when he walked into the store on Congress Avenue, approached the cashier and demanded money. Police said he then lifted up his shirt to reveal the firecracker in his waistband and threatened to "blow everything up."

Police said another cashier saw the firecracker and told him to get out.





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