BRPD: Man threatens victim with fake explosive device

BRPD: Man threatens victim with fake explosive device

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a man they say threatened another man with a fake explosive device.

Police say they received a call on Friday, October 2 from the victim who says that the suspect, 35-year-old Dean Hebert, left him a voicemail saying, "Hey Bob, It's a good day to die [expletive]".

According to police, on Monday October 12, Hebert visited the victim's business in an attempt to contact the victim. When he couldn't not get in touch with the victim, he left a business card with his contact information on it.

The victim's employees were able to identify Hebert through social media where he posted a video of himself proclaiming to have and possess an explosive device.

The victim then contacted authorities who notified the BRPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal Division. They were able to determine that the device seen in the video qualified as a fake explosive device.

Other evidence indicated that Hebert had set off small explosions which was later verified by neighbors and witnesses.

Police attempted to locate Hebert at his apartment on Spanish Town Road but when they entered the apartment, Hebert was not at the residence.

While inside the apartment, officers located a jar possibly containing marijuana in plain sight and a glass water bong.

According to police, they later were able to trace Hebert's location through social media to 400 Convention Street where he was arrested without incident.

Hebert was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been charged with having a fake explosive device, improper telephone communication and possession of marijuana.

Hebert's bond has been set at $22,500.

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