And we can put a man on the moon and send a robot rover to Mars.
So, shouldn't we be able to figure out who made the threatening telephone call to Jeanne’s Café in Grand Haven on New Year's Day?
The caller said there was a bomb in the building, which forced the immediate evacuation of the popular breakfast spot, as well as several other businesses on the block.
The bomb threat turned out to be false — thank goodness. But the call had plenty of ill effects nonetheless.
The restaurant was closed for a few hours as the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 and explosives teams searched the building. That’s a lot of lost revenue for the restaurant’s owner, not to mention quite a bit of mental duress that owner Jeanne Welling had to endure.
The person responsible for this call should be tracked down and held accountable for his or her actions. With the technology available today, we find it hard to believe that local law enforcement officials don’t have the means to find out where the call came from.
Nobody should be allowed to get away with this type of action.
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